Articles tagged “robots”

Online Travel

Travel Megatrends 2025: The Robots That Are Accelerating Automation

The pace and extent of computerization varied in 2025. In countries that permitted it, some corporations automated their employees out of jobs without much hesitation. Workers needed to hone new skills as artificial intelligence threatened their livelihoods while others firms invested in retraining their staffs.

Travel Megatrends 2025: The Robots That Are Accelerating Automation

Online Travel

Robots Came For Your Jobs, Now They’re Coming for Your Vacations: Here’s How

Are there really enough people who want to remote-control a robot and visit places virtually? We're skeptical. But the founder of the startup Propelmee is surprisingly persuasive at the potential uses for such robots.

Robots Came For Your Jobs, Now They’re Coming for Your Vacations: Here’s How

Online Travel

Travel Industry to Switch On More Automated Processes to Cope With Reduced Staffing

Forget animatronic robots. But software that replaces repetitive tasks that white-collar workers do in back-offices, tracking devices that can alert when hand sanitizers are empty, and mobility scooters that drive themselves are some of the examples of automation that may be worthwhile.

Travel Industry to Switch On More Automated Processes to Cope With Reduced Staffing

Coronavirus

Asia’s Hotels Warming Up to Automation Thanks to Growing Social Distancing Norms

Raising productivity and easing a manpower crunch had been the original triggers behind the deployment of service robots and contactless technology in Asia’s hospitality sector, but the coronavirus pandemic will catalyze the automation trends already on the horizon.

Asia’s Hotels Warming Up to Automation Thanks to Growing Social Distancing Norms

Coronavirus

Airport Automation to Speed Up for a Crisis Rebound With Less Human Contact

Sanitizing robots. Amazon's touchless checkouts for airport stores. Contactless dining. Airports had already been embracing automation, but the crisis may accelerate the pace of change.

Airport Automation to Speed Up for a Crisis Rebound With Less Human Contact

Airlines

Singapore’s Changi Airport Blazes a Trail by Embracing Automation

When passengers fly in and out of Changi's Terminal 4, they witness a whole terminal built to test the airport robots of the future. It's good practice for the mammoth terminal coming to the airport by next decade's end.

Singapore’s Changi Airport Blazes a Trail by Embracing Automation

Online Travel

Smart Robots at CES Have a Lot to Learn Before Hotels End Up Using Them

Despite some progress, it doesn't seem like robotics will disrupt travel and hospitality any time soon. The human element is too important for hotels, and travelers don't need unnecessary equipment to make their trips even more complicated.

Smart Robots at CES Have a Lot to Learn Before Hotels End Up Using Them

Airlines

Robot Helps Passengers Navigate Seattle-Tacoma Airport in 6 Languages

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.

Robot Helps Passengers Navigate Seattle-Tacoma Airport in 6 Languages

Airlines

Robots at South Korean Airports to Help Passengers Find Their Gates

Robots at South Korea's airports, which are taking the lead in introducing them, are not replacing airport employees -- for now. But it is easy to see how they could erase some airport jobs some day while improving things for sometimes-anxious passengers.

Robots at South Korean Airports to Help Passengers Find Their Gates

Hotels

Hospitality Needs to Double Down on the Human Touch

Robots and automation are easy PR wins, but distract from the core mission of hotels: humans serving humans.

Hospitality Needs to Double Down on the Human Touch