Mobile check-in robot Kate turns heads at Kansai Airport

Kate, an intelligent check-in kiosk that autonomously moves to busy areas to alleviate congestion, is being trialled at Kansai International Airport.

Through artificial intelligence and geo-navigation, the product by SITA moves to parts of the airport where additional check-in services are required.

Kate is an intelligent check-in kiosk that can autonomously move to busy areas in the airport as required

Kate’s collision avoidance technology, combined with various data sources, decides where it should be – whether at a busy area or to a docking station to recharge when power source runs low.

The trial will run for one month starting in February at Kansai International Airport’s Terminal 1, servicing airlines including Air France, Air China, Cathay Pacific Airways, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, KLM, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines and United Airlines.

SITA has been the technology partner of Kansai Airports – the operator of Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport – for the past three years.

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