Christchurch International Airport deploys robot in Digital Innovation Zone

    Christchurch Airport deployed (14-Oct-2019) robot Pepper into the ‘Digital Innovation Zone’ of the terminal for “a few hours each Monday to Friday”. Christchurch Airport CEO Malcolm Johns said:  “We want to understand robots to consider what they can and might do to assist us and our airport visitors”. Pepper is 120 cm tall, can recognise faces and basic human emotions, respond to requests made on the touch screen on its chest and hold a conversation. Pepper is part of the airport’s study of disruptive technologies, alongside the Autonomous Smart Shuttle and Virtual Reality training for its fire service.