The very idea of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) have been instilled in us for as long as we can remember, most notably through movies and TV. It seems mankind is fixated on the many manifestations of an automated future — both for good and evil.
Take for instance how the early 1960s classic TV show, ‘The Jetsons’ showed us what the future would be like with robotics. At the other end of the spectrum, ‘The Terminator’ Hollywood franchise starring Arnold Schwarzenegger about robotics rising above its creators showed us a bleaker, dystopian future if robots were to rule over us.
While we are many years away from reaching either realities, robotics and AI have grown to become a part of our everyday lives. From our smartphones to our computers and now, even when we are travelling. These days, we see robotics and AI littered around airport terminals to assists travelers commuting to and from destinations.
Almost a year ago, Singapore’s Changi Airport deployed four automated cleaning bots to its latest addition – Terminal 4. According to Channel News Asia, it will also be looking to add six more bots to the lineup sometime this year. While this is nothing new, the decision by Changi Airport Groups (CAG) to employ the use of bots helped to alleviate the exhaustion that comes to keeping an entire terminal clean.
However, Changi Airport isn’t the only place to utilise robotics and AI technology into its ecosystem. Take a lot at some of the biggest airports around the world that have already secured the services of robotics to make the lives of its travelers easier.