PODCAST: Autonomous airport mobility; Chili’s pauses Bear Robotics pilot


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Welcome to Episode 90 of The Robot Report Podcast, which brings conversations with robotics innovators straight to you. Join us each week for discussions with leading roboticists, innovative robotics companies and other key members of the robotics community.

On this week’s podcast, Jessica Yip, co-founder and chief operating officer of Canadian startup A&K Robotics joins the podcast. She discusses A&K’s autonomous, electric pods that are being tested at airports to move passengers with mobility issues around concourses.

Here’s a link to a video of the A&K autonomous mobility pod in action.

The podcast also recaps the stories of the week, including Chili’s pausing a robotics pilot, Locus scoring a major win with GEODIS and more.

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Written by

Mike Oitzman

Mike Oitzman is Senior Editor of WTWH's Robotics Group, cohost of The Robot Report Podcast, and founder of the Mobile Robot Guide. Oitzman is a robotics industry veteran with 25-plus years of experience at various high-tech companies in the roles of marketing, sales and product management. He can be reached at moitzman@wtwhmedia.com.