12 Jan '18, 3pm

CES 2018: Delivery Robots are Full-Time Employees at a Las Vegas Hotel

On the floor of CES, LG’s CLOi service robots got a lot of attention. But just across the parking lot from the Las Vegas Convention Center, two service robots—both Relay robots from San Jose-based Savioke —are quietly at work. These robots, tagged Elvis and Priscilla, are full-time employees of the Renaissance Hotel , and they aren’t getting a lot of attention. Gif: Steve Cousins/IEEE Spectrum When Priscilla navigated through the crowded lobby to make a delivery on Wednesday, only a few people pulled out cameras. Others casually brushed by, sometimes giving it a little pat as they passed. I checked in with Savioke founder Steve Cousins , hotel manager Carl Kruger , and robot Elvis, to find out how these robotic workers are doing. (Elvis was taking a break from his duties for media meetings, but Kruger wasn’t sure how long Elvis could hang out. “The front desk wants him bac...

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