What do robots and drones do in hotels and parks?
Analysts at the Boston Consulting Group predict an increase in the demand for robots capable of performing the functions of a professional service provider. In 2014, Canadian hotel chain Aloft pioneered the idea of using robots as their employees. Batlr robots have replaced personnel in the delivery of toothbrushes, shower gels, towels and even food. You can ask the robot to bring everything you need through a special application. After receiving the order, the hotel staff load the items or food into the robot, and Batlr, using Wi-Fi, delivers it to the desired room. You can find out that the order has arrived thanks to a phone call, and after delivery, the robot begins to perform a dance.
Another robot employee has appeared at Hilton hotels in Virginia. Connie, as his name is, acts as a concierge and helps hotel guests with finding restaurants, tourist attractions, gives information about the hotel, but does not yet know how to draw up documents for check-in.
In Japan, there are robots at the Henn-na Hotel in the Netherlands Theme Park, including a life-size velociraptor that advises English-speaking visitors. And in Yellowstone Park, which is located in the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho and is slightly smaller in size than Cyprus, visitors are driven by a drone shuttle named Teddy.
In Russia, drones and robotic technologies are also beginning to be used in tourism. Yandex has begun testing drones and rovers at the Cosmos Group hotel chain in the Emerald Forest near Moscow. The hotel territory occupies a closed area of 220 hectares and is an excellent platform for testing autonomous technologies in the hotel business: drones carry guests around the territory, and rovers deliver food to the room.
How do robots effectively defend a territory?
Robots can detect intruders faster than humans. Unmanned drones flying around the hotel provide a higher level of security due to the fact that they are constantly in dynamics and have a greater view than cameras. Moreover, they work in real time every day and, thanks to thermal imagers, even at night. Moreover, robots are configured specifically for security – the system is installed in control panels and can transmit information to a person online. All this makes it possible to collect, process and analyze data efficiently and on time.
Nevertheless, it is impossible to do without human help at all: so far, robots will not be able to detain or bind the intruder.
Is it profitable to use drones and robots?
In 2020, the market for unmanned vehicles was estimated at $ 20.97 billion. According to forecasts of experts from Grand View Research, its average annual growth from 2021 to 2030 could reach 63%.
Calculating the financial profitability of drones is fairly straightforward. It is necessary to look at the shifts that drivers can work out, given the duration of the use of drones during the day. Then calculate the amount of salary and compare it with the cost of the self-driving car. According to experts, now these are comparable numbers.