The Geneva Airport tests an automated companion that will help travelers avoid lines and drop off luggage

At the Geneva Airport, travelers are lucky to meet a valuable help when it comes to checking-in their baggage: Leo, the airport robot, will handle that for you.

SITA, a Swiss company that specializes in airport technology, partnered with robotics firm BlueBotics to come up with an ingenious solution to improve the travel experience in the airport industry. Leo made its debut at the airport where it greeted numerous travelers and helped them print bag tags and transport their luggage.

Once the traveler touches Leo’s screen, the autonomous machine will scan the boarding passes. Once the scan is finished, the cargo bay will open automatically and the passenger can put their bags in the compartment after attaching the printed luggage tags. Once that’s done, Leo will close the cargo bay and will be off to the loading station.

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