‘Athena’ Just Became The First Paying Humanoid Robot Airline Passenger

By: | December 16th, 2014


This afternoon, a humanoid robot named Athena will become the first paying humanoid robot airline passenger according to the Los Angeles International Airport’s Twitter feed.

Athena will be on a commercial Lufthansa flight to Germany, accompanied by two scientists.

In the picture below, you can see the humanoid robot even has its own passport and is fully dressed and ready to board the flight.

It remains to be seen how efficiently Athena can get through airport security because it is hard enough as a human. I can only imagine the difficulty of swiftly getting a robot through airport security…


Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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