Ah, airports… They are among my least favorite places in the world.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines knows air travel can be stressful, tedious, and, quite often, downright infuriating. And so, in order to lighten some of the more frustrating aspects of the airport experience, the company is introducing a little blue robot called Care-E.
The Care-E robot will help take a load off by meeting you at the security checkpoint and transporting your carry-on luggage at a speed of 3 miles per hour after a quick scan of your boarding pass.
Essentially, the Care-E robot wants to make your journey from security to the gate you fly out of as smooth as possible. The little helper bot will be tested at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and the San Francisco International Airport in the coming months.
As someone who has been flying internationally a good bit recently, I welcome the Care-E with open arms. It will be interesting, however, to see how long the device can stay in compliance with airport policies.
Recent airport robots and smart luggage companies have found it difficult to meet regulations, making staying in business a continuous issue.