Jacob Bogatin: At the airport in Munich there was a robot Josie, which helps passengers

In February, the Josie Peper robot appeared at the Terminal 2 of Munich Airport, which allows passengers to find the right gate, shop or cafe. The 120-centimeter machine can communicate in English. It is developed by the French company SoftBank Robotics and uses cloud technologies of artificial intelligence Watson Internet of Things of IBM, writes Jacob Bogatin.

After the passenger asks the robot the question, the device via Wi-Fi connects to the cloud service where the speech is processed, interpreted and associated with the airport data. “When this type of robot speaks, it does not just reproduce pre-defined texts. With its ability to learn, the device answers each question individually. As a” real “brain, the system gets better by combining questions with relevant information to provide more accurate answers,” – told in Lufthansa, which, together with the airport in Munich, is implementing this project, notes Jacob Bogatin.

Meet Josie Peper passengers can in the sterile zone of terminal 2 in the hall of the departure of trains to the satellite terminal. With the help of this project, companies want to understand how robots perceive this type of passengers, says Jacob Bogatin.