Robots make our lives easier in many ways, as seen from the rise in popularity of many owning robot vacuums in their households, especially in the current climate where cleanliness is emphasised.
While some may already be familiar with the many robots keeping Changi spick and span, there are seven types of robotic helpers at Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) too. Each plays their special role in helping to keep Jewel’s premises clean, doing the heavy lifting or providing service with a special touch. Changi Journeys takes a closer look at them.
Robots that clean
Two mop robots are deployed at Level 1 of Jewel, around the HSBC Rain Vortex. They are programmed to do spot mopping autonomously, drying wet areas in the valley. As the area is a popular photo spot with visitors, these mop robots can expertly navigate around crowds and their luggage.
Guests can also interact with the robots by either scanning a QR code or by pressing the “lionsheart” button (the button in the middle of the robot's chest) on the robots. The QR code will direct guests to a webpage where they can ask the robot a list of questions, including how it is feeling, or even make a request for the robot to sing or rap. Press the “lionsheart” button (the button in the middle of the robot's chest) and the robots will respond by giggling or saying ‘ouch’!