An Autonomous Wheelchair at Airports

A mobility system that works autonomously sort of a chair while no one is there for pushing. It is getting around Tokyo airport to assist with social distancing in this coronavirus pandemic.


This personal machine seats for a single and runs autonomously without crashing, even a man crosses unexpectedly, a pre-programmed route for about 660 yards (600 meters) on at Haneda International airport, and operated by the company named WHILL.



WHILL CEO Satoshi Sugie aforementioned that AI and autonomous driving technology that scale back the requirement for human labour are an honest match for these times of inevitable coronavirus.



The charge lasts several minutes, travelling from security clearance to the boarding gate at a speed of 3.5 kph. However, the company hoping that this technology will be implemented sensors and cameras will facilitate in different places, like parks, hospitals, and malls. Shortages in Labour are a drag in Japan, also in different nations.



Tests are demonstrated at varied airports from last year, also New York’s John F. Kennedy International airport, and therefore the company believes to demonstrate it at airports around the world.



The person on the machine was able to begin and stop it through a controller. It is powered lithium-ion batteries. Person needed to facilitate walking long distances can make you of this autonomous wheelchair at Terminal 1 at Haneda airport, referred as last-mile mobility by the WHILL, a company based in Yokohama, Japan.



Even though talking robots, vacuum cleaners, and weight carrying robots are already existing regarding at airports and different places, but this kind of mobility that runs autonomously still comparatively rare in common places.