NEW ROBOT ON DUTY AT FRANKFURT AIRPORT
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October 1, 2019 - by Joe Bates for
In a recent trial, self-driving guide robot YAPE moved through Frankfurt Airport, accompanying passengers to their gates and helping them to transport their small luggage.
YAPE is an AI-based transport and delivery robot developed by Yape Srl (the acronym stands for 'Your Autonomous Pony Express), a company of Italian hi-tech manufacturer e-Novia.
Airport operator Fraport and e-Novia deployed the little vehicle in FRA's transit area for five days.
Alexander Laukenmann, who heads the airside and terminal management unit at Fraport AG, said: "As a leader in innovation, we constantly strive to push forward new digital technologies aimed at enhancing the travel experience for our passengers...
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