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External Article25 August 2014

Aloft's Botlr explained in Interview

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1 min 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.

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With more than 161 hotels now open in nearly 25 countries and territories around the world, Aloft Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., delivers a fresh approach to the traditional staid hotel landscape.
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