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Aloft Hotel in Silicon Valley making use of robotic 'Botlrs' named ALO

The Aloft Hotel in Cupertino, California, will roll out a "Botlr" named ALO, able to deliver towels and other items to guests

By Michael Hatamoto from Aug 14, 2014 @ 14:46 CDT

The Aloft Hotel has teamed up with robotics specialist Savioke to bring its "Botlr" ALO to its Silicon Valley location later this month. The robot stands almost 3-feet tall and is decked out in a vinyl-collared butler uniform, and was originally inspired by R2D2 in "Star Wars."

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The first ALO will begin working at Aloft Cupertino on August 20, with the addition of other Botlrs throughout the rest of the year.

"We are thrilled to introduce our robot to the world today through our relationship with Aloft Hotels," said Steve Cousins, Savioke CEO, in a statement. "In our early testing, all of us at Savioke have seen the look of delight on those guests who receive a room delivery from a robot. We've also seen the front desk get busy at times, and expect Botlr will be especially helpful at those times, freeing up human talent to interact with guests on a personal level."

NEWS SOURCES:Marketwatch.com

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