thyssenkrupp Elevator North America has launched a robotics interface platform to assist with robot delivery services throughout buildings. Building on its previous operating vehicle model, which did not allow the robots to operate independently or use elevators, thyssenkrupp has developed an interface that allows the robots to communicate with the elevators, through WiFi or 4G signal calling, and make floor selections.
The project has been piloted in hotels around the United States and has been implemented in tasks like housekeeping and luggage service, as security.
Besides its business-to-consumer implementations, thyssenkrupp is hoping this development will have an industrial impact as well. Hospitals are also piloting these robots in as they move toward connected healthcare centers where these robots are being utilized for deliveries to and from pharmacies, laboratories, blood banks, nurse stations, waiting rooms, patient rooms, administrative offices and gift shops.
“Organizations in pursuit of improved operational efficiencies are embracing the potential of this technology and how they can implement robots and the elevator interface into their day-to-day activities,” said Kevin Lavallee, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator North America.
thyssenkrupp previously launched a robotics pilot aimed at transporting parts from warehouse to site elevators.
In addition to robotics, thyssenkrupp has recently launched MAX , a cloud-based predictive maintenance solution and AGILE elevator enhancement allows building managers to y group and assign passengers to elevators, move people more rapidly to their destination, adjust passenger flow in real-time and personalize touchscreens and kiosks