On the occasion of 72nd Independence Day, Chennai Airport authority took an initiative to embrace change and introduced autonomous humanoid “Mitra” robots at Kamraj Domestic terminal. This is the first time that such a robot is being deployed at an AAI-operated airport.
“Deciphering variances in accent,” Economic times reports
Economic Times reported a tweet made by the AAI soon after the launch of MITRI.
“The Chennai Airport today introduced humanoid robots to perform a variety of actions, including greeting passengers and responding to queries, “deciphering variances in accent.”
Business Line displays MITRI
The Business Line came up with a better coverage, presenting MITRI in a more visible manner. In the snapshot, the humanoid can be seen interacting with the guests.
Swarajaya Magazine publishes a detailed report
Swarajya Magazine came up with a detailed coverage of the event. Apart from mentioning the tweet by AAI, they also briefly described the various efforts being put up by other establishments, in India as well as around the world, to introduce robots in Airports and other public places.
“Earlier this year, Vistara announced the introduction of their robot RADA that would help people scan their boarding passes and answer their queries at the airlines’ lounge at the Delhi Airport. A project called Kempa was announced to perform similar functions at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.”
Nyoooz dubs MITRI as the new airport staffs
Nyoooz, another popular online publication, described MITRI as “new airport staffs” who can guide the passengers and navigate autonomously. They also compared our humanoid assistants with Pepper which is stationed in airports across Germany and other European countries.
The Times of India quoted MITRI as ” witty humanoid bot”
The Times of India candidly described Mitri as conversational and witty humanoid also detailed about AAI’s plans of buying more robots and fine-tuning them based on the inputs of the trial.
Kolkata 24×7 gives a brief description of Mitri.
Kolkata 24×7 gave a brief description of Mitri’s abilities to help passengers and guide them accompanied by the tweet by AAI.
DTNext, fondly known as a news medium for the new age reader kept it concise and talked about AAI’s tweet.