Soon hotels will be teeming with robots. At least that’s the hope at Savioke, a startup that develops robots for the service industry. The company’s room-service helpers have made more than 4,000 deliveries so far. Its newest robot,
Relay has been deployed in about 10 early-adopter locations, delighting most guests but committing the occasional faux pas. To find out what it will be like when there’s a robot in every hotel, we spoke with Tessa Lau, Savioke’s co-founder and chief robot whisperer.