Aloft's Botlr explained in techcrunch.com Interview
techcrunch.com interviews Savioke's CEO Steve Cousins and Starwood's Global Brand Leader Brian McGuinness. The merry TechCrunch band took a trip to Cupertino last week to kick it with a small robot called Botlr made by robotics startup Savioke. The little android, outfitted with a fancy collar and racing stripes, brings small items from the front desk of the Aloft hotel, to the rooms of customers. The cute R2 can handle elevators on its own, and scoots along at around one to two miles per hour. The Botlr is the first of its fleet, and is still in testing. We put it through its paces, tasking it with the delivery of a little something that hails from the South to room 335.