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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Yobot Takes Care of Your Luggage

An ABB IRB 6640 robotic system – the only one of its kind in the world – is picking up, storing and retrieving guests' luggage in the lobby of the new Yotel Manhattan hotel in New York City. It takes Yobot only 30 seconds or less to complete a storage or retrieval operation.

Appropriately named ‘Yobot,’ the theatrically illuminated robot is the central feature in the lobby and a star attraction in its own right for hotel guests and the many passersby on busy 10th Avenue. Housed behind a secure glass enclosure, the robot picks up and stores guests’ luggage in one of 117 lockers. When the guests are ready to leave, they present their bar-coded receipt to Yobot who promptly retrieves their bags.

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