Developed by robotics company Savioke, Aloft’s robotic Botlr has had a noticeable affect on room service and the delivery of general amenities. Hotel guests are reported to be very positive about the Botlr and express excitement when he arrives with a delivery. Botlrs are based on a robot prototype called Relay and are capable of maneuvering around hotels to make deliveries to guests.
Savioke hopes to add additional features to improve their robots, such as using them to deliver items to staff members instead of guests. They could be of special use to housekeepers, who currently have to make special trips when guests ask for extra amenities.