No flights: future trips will be with remote controlled robots

No flights: future trips will be with remote controlled robots


The system is based on a stand and a touch screen equipped with a full HD camera, microphones and speakers for the remote tourist to interact with other people in the chosen destination

Add to the long hours of flight, stopovers and connections and lost suitcases: in the future all this can be avoided without the need to leave home and with a
        
robot
        
 remotely controlled by
        
Internet
        
 . The company
Air Nippon Airways (ANA) presents its virtual travel service with video call and telepresence systems that allows people to visit their families without having to go to an airport and get on a plane.

Newme will be a service that the Japanese airline ANA will begin offering in April 2020

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The new system was evaluated by a couple from Oita Prefecture, Japan, with the Newme robot,
developed by Avatar In for the ANA company. In this way, the daughter was able to chat and tour the house and chat with her parents remotely through a video call available on the screen of a computer mounted on a stand equipped with wheels.

Newme is an avatar robot that allows realizing experiences remotely in real time, with the possibility of touring museums, shops or other particular destination. The operation of the system also allows to see, listen and talk with other people who are with the remote controlled robot.


Newme is a robot that seeks to offer a distance travel alternative with telepresence services for those who cannot take a flightNewme is a robot that seeks to offer a distance travel alternative with telepresence services for those who cannot take a flight

With an autonomous of about three hours, Newme has a weight of about 15 kilos and a height of between a meter and a meter and a half. Equipped with a 10.1-inch touch screen, it can stream video in full HD and its design can be customized as per height and appearance. ANA plans to launch the service in April 2020 and plans to have available a first batch of 1000 robots that will be available in public spaces, stores and stadiums to remotely attend sporting events.

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No flights: future trips will be with remote controlled robots – LA NACION