Dash the Ro­bot Ar­rives at Crowne Plaza

Business Traveler (USA) - - LIFESTYLE NEWS -

In­ter­Con­ti­nen­tal Ho­tels Group has launched a new ho­tel de­liv­ery ro­bot at the Crowne Plaza San Jose-Sil­i­con Val­ley ho­tel. The ro­bot, named Dash, was cre­ated by Savioke, a Santa Clara, CA-based com­pany that spe­cial­izes in ro­bot so­lu­tions for the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try.

Dash is about 3 feet tall and weighs less than 100 pounds. The ma­chine trav­els at a hu­man walk­ing pace and can in­de­pen­dently nav­i­gate be­tween floors, even call­ing the ho­tel el­e­va­tor us­ing a spe­cial WiFi con­nec­tion. When Dash de­liv­ers the re­quested ameni­ties, it phones the guest to an­nounce its ar­rival, de­liv­ers the items and makes its way back to the front desk where it can dock it­self into its own charg­ing sta­tion.

Based how well Dash does at the Mil­pi­tas ho­tel, IHG will look at rolling out the ro­bot at other Crowne Plaza prop­er­ties.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit ihg.com. BT

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