Yobot: The Luggage Storing Robot
The mechanical arm at the Yotel in New York picks up guests' luggage and places them in storage lockers.
The Yotel in New York’s Times Square, due to open on June 1st, is full of high-tech gadgetry like touchscreen check-ins, retractable beds and mood lighting. It is also home to the Yobot, a robotic arm in the lobby of the hotel that stores guests’ luggage in lockers. Good for if you have extra bags you don’t want taking up space in your room or if you arrive earlier than your check-in time and don’t want to carry your luggage around town. The NYTimes describes the process: