Panasonic Hospi Is a Robot Helper For Hotels

first_img Review: ‘Daemon X Machina’ Has Big Robots, Small Fun on Nintendo SwitchThis Robot Is Equal Parts Lawnmower and Snow Blower Stay on target You’re going to start encountering a lot of robots when you travel, it seems. They’ll be guiding you through busy airports and attending to your needs when you check in to your hotel.LG’s new bots will greet you on the concourse, and Panasonic’s will be waiting for you in the lounge and hotel lobby. This smiley little fellow is HOSPI(R), and he’s actully being given double duty to start his new career.I say new career because HOSPI isn’t a brand new creation. Panasonic already has a number of HOSPI bots that are employed in the health care sector. Those units have been tasked with picking up and delivering medication and taking various specimens to the lab for testing.HOSPI is now moving from hospitals to hospitality. He’ll offer hotel guests a chilled bottle of water in the lobby and make important announcements like when the next courtesy shuttle is leaving.Like LG’s robots, he’s also going to learn the ropes at the airport. At Narita International in Tokyo, he’ll be busing tables in the lounge.Like most robots tasked with serving humans, HOSPI is packed with sensors that allow him to navigate busy areas without adding to the chaos.Panasonic thinks HOSPI can ease some of the tourist burdens that’s headed Japan’s way in a few short years. Airports and hotels are already gearing up for the 2020 Olympics, and HOSPI is the kind of robot that could free up human staff for more complex duties… things that require an actual human touch.last_img read more

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8 Bizarre Pie Flavors for Your National Pie Day Fix

first_imgSour and sweet make a heavenly combo for Monster Pie’s lemon pie: You’ll have to travel to Busan, South Korea to try this scrumptious dessert, however, it’s worth the trip.Maple and Bacon Pie Stargazy pie, a staple from County Road Beer Co. in Ontario, Canada, is a strange dish you’ll have to try at some point. *Spoiler alert* the fish make eye contact with you from the savory crust, so this isn’t for the faint of heart.Lemon Pie PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site Stay on target Coca-Cola in pie? Yes, it’s possible. Luna’s Eat & Drink in Orange Beach, Alabama, created a peanut and Coca-Cola pie that will blow other sweets away.More on Geek.com:Feast Your Eyes on the 10 Weirdest Pizza Flavors10 Wackiest Pumpkin Spice Products You Can Buy‘Yuck’ Becomes ‘Yum’ at the Disgusting Food Museum The weird combination of booze and meat makes a wicked good treat at Shepherd’s Artisan Bakehouse in Sefton, Australia.Cereal Killer Cheesecake Pie Salad condiments can be used in baked goods, too: Underbelly Hospitality, a Houston-based restaurant company, makes a mean vinegar pie.Coca-Cola Pie This cereal killer cheesecake pie from The Pie Hole in Los Angeles is way better than the food you eat for breakfast.Mac and Cheese Pie It might not be the holidays anymore, but pie is one of the best desserts you can eat all year long. A flaky crust, fluffy interior, and slightly sweet taste make pie a meal worth splurging on.However, pie wasn’t always a popular dish worldwide: According to the American Pie Council, pie didn’t come to the U.S. until the first English settlers landed there. Over the years, pie has become a major part of U.S. culture, and depending on where you travel in the nation, you can eat different pies in each region.Photo Credit: Lucy Heath/UnsplashThe U.S. isn’t the only place to grab tasty pie though: Other nations, including Germany and South Korea, serve up some yummy creations by the slice, Travel  + Leisure reported. Whether you’re craving goat cheese or lemons, there’s a pie out there that will satisfy your taste buds.In honor of National Pie Day, which is Jan. 23, we’ve rounded up the most bizarre pie flavors you can try. If you’re feeling adventurous, prepare your taste buds for cereal killer cheesecake pie, vinegar pie, Coca-Cola pie, and other weirdly scrumptious types of pies.Beef and Beer Pie Your #brunchgoals will be complete with this maple and bacon pie from Sweet N’ Savory Pie in Seattle.Vinegar Pie Boomerang’s makes your favorite comfort food in pie form: Their mac and cheese pie might ruin your winter diet plans.Stargazy Pielast_img read more

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