Yobot - buggage handling robot

Posted 18 Aug 2011 at 10:38 UTC by IKE_RobotsPodcast Share This

Robots are usually targeted towards dangerous, dirty and dull tasks, this one definitely focuses on the dull part. It is a converted ABB industrial robot named Yobot that handles the baggages on the futuristic Yotel line of hotels. A visitor places his or her bag in the special tray and the robotic arm puts it in a specific drawer. Despite the style and the name, Yotel and Yobot have nothing to do with Japan. They are parts of the YO! group of companies founded by British entrepreneur Simon Woodroffe and the Yotels are in London, New York and Amsterdam. The robotic arm apart from its obvious use as a commodity also serves as a decorative element, showcased as a piece of modern art it underlines the futurism of the brand.

Pretty cool, but what?, posted 22 Aug 2011 at 19:47 UTC by MDude » (Journeyer)

The number of compartments seems a bit small for such an elaborate robot to be needed. Maybe if there was a longer hallway it had to go through, the video would be more impressive. I do see how it would be cooler to see in person.

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