It's been a very busy and hectic last few months bringing Relay to market and spreading the word on autonomous hotel delivery robots, but also a very fun summer as well.
It began with a bang at HITEC, the annual tradeshow for hospitality technology. It's fair to say we were one of the hot topics there, but don't take our word for it. Check out Hotel robots catch up to personalization as hot topics in hospitality.
Live in Five Hotels
Relay is now appearing in hotels around Silicon Valley and beyond. During the summer, our fleet of Relays surpassed 5,000 deliveries made and over 1,000 miles traveled. In addition to the robots in the Aloft Cupertino and Aloft Silicon Valley, Relay can now be found in the Crowne Plaza Silicon Valley/San Jose and the Holiday Inn Express in Redwood City. Watch for announcements of other hotel deployments in Sunnyvale, Los Angeles, and across the country by the end of the year.
Production version of Relay
A few months' back we announced the newly redesigned, production version of Relay. Relay is the culmination of months of prototype testing, code hardening, and rolling in customer feedback. We’re now in production and proud to say that a majority of parts are fabricated in California with the final assembly taking place in our in-house production facility. This was a big milestone in scaling to meet demand for our early adopter program.
Backed by Support
We have big ambitions for Savioke and to meet those goals we're going to need some great partners. With that in mind, we announced partnership agreements this summer with both Konica Minolta and Bell and Howell. While our early customers have been deliberately in our Silicon Valley backyard, these relationships allow us to confidently expand across the U.S. and beyond.
Intel Developer Forum 2015
We had an incredible time at this year's IDF. Relay was featured during the Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich's keynote address, autonomously delivering a Diet Coke for a mid-presentation refreshment. We also announced our collaboration with Intel with the integration of their RealSense cameras into our robots. We are proud to be working with Intel to release an open-source RealSense ROS driver, available to the community later this year.
If you still haven't had a chance to take that robo-selfie with Relay, look for us at the following events this month:
Sept. 23-24, San Jose
We’re excited to be a part of this year’s RoboBusiness. Our team will be there to answer questions and show off Relay, our delivery robot. You can find us by the entrance of the Expo Hall in Booth 201. You can also hear CEO Steve Cousins discuss Integrating Robotics: The Selling As A Service Trend, and Tessa Lau and Adrian Canoso discuss Designing Service Robots at the Expo Theater.
Southern California Hotel & Lodging Conference
Sept. 23, Los Angeles
Look for Relay at the biggest hospitality conference and trade show in Southern California. Details here.
Sept. 28, Los Angeles
Relay will be sharing the stage with noted futurist Amy Webb as she discusses Tech Trends in Journalism.
Hotel Technology Conference
Oct. 22, Singapore
Relay makes its first international trip! Details here.
Given that summer is vacation season, you might very well have been off on some deserted island and unable to keep up with Savioke's press coverage. Below is a tiny sampling of some recent articles with the full gamut here.
NBC Bay Area