Robot Helps Passengers Navigate Seattle-Tacoma Airport in 6 Languages


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Robot Helps Passengers Navigate Seattle-Tacoma Airport in 6 Languages - World News

Advanced Robot & AI Solutions

Tracey the robot was demonstrated at an electronics show and has been trotted out for a test to help passengers at Seattle-Tacoma Aiport. Advanced Robot & AI Solutions

Skift Take: Tracey speaks six languages and doesn't accept tips, but hands out advice as a demonstration of her special talents at Seattle-Tacoma Airport. It's a great idea but when Tracey can rebook passengers from cancelled flights, then we'll get really excited.

— Dennis Schaal

A robot named Tracey is greeting passengers at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, providing tips to get them smoothly through security checkpoints.

The red and white human-sized robot carries a large electronic sign and can speak to passengers in six different languages.

Airport officials say the robot isn’t designed to replace human workers, but to allow them to spend more time on critical security work.

Tracey was created by Advanced Robot & AI Solutions. CEO Paul McManus says it is a demonstration model, but future versions could recognize when a traveler is wearing sunglasses or a hat and ask them to take it off before the security checkpoint.

The robot is temporarily on duty at the Seattle airport as it hosts a meeting of airport executives from around the country.

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