The longer term is now – at the least on the Philadelphia Worldwide Airport (PHL).
On Monday, the airport launched a robotic meals supply program utilizing gita robots developed by Piaggio Quick Ahead.
Every gita robotic can maintain as much as 40 kilos in its cargo bin, the place clients’ orders are stored.
“Now greater than ever we wish to be forward-thinking and revolutionary concerning our contactless ordering choices,” Megan O’Connell, PHL Meals & Retailers advertising and customer support supervisor, stated in a statement. “Gita permits our visitors to customise their expertise by selecting how a lot or how little human interplay they need when having their food delivered.”
When a traveler at PHL orders meals from one of many airport’s eating places or outlets by means of OrderAtPHL.com, or the app, they’ll select the robotic supply possibility for a charge of $2.99, in response to PhillyVoice.
As soon as their meals is prepared, the gita is loaded up and follows an AtYourGate worker by means of the airport – utilizing visible sensors and Bluetooth – to the traveler who made the order.
The gita program began on Monday and can run by means of April, in response to the Philadelphia airport.
The robotic has additionally been piloted at different U.S. airports, PHL stated in its announcement.
“We expect passengers and workers will probably be pleasantly stunned to see their AtYourGate supply being dealt with by a robotic,” O’Connell stated. “On the finish of the pilot, we’ll take a look at suggestions from clients and from the AtYourGate group members working with the gita to raised perceive how we are able to make the most of gita sooner or later.”