Airport officials say the robot isn't designed to replace human workers, but to allow them to spend more time on critical security work
Airline passengers walk past a robot providing tips for getting through security faster during a pilot project as they head toward a security checkpoint Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in SeaTac, Washington.Through audio instructions in English and on-screen animated instructions in six different languages, the robot told passengers to remove items such as scarves, jackets and belts, to empty their pockets and to prepare for a body scan before going through screening. During the pilot program, running in conjunction with the American Association of Airport Executives Innovation Forum, airport officials will track the number of times passengers trigger the body scanner alarm during and after the robot test. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson), photo: AP/Elaine Thompson
14 of July 2017 18:54:42
SEATTLE – A robot named Tracey greeted passengers at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, providing tips to get them smoothly through security checkpoints.The red and white human-sized robot carries a large electronic sign and can speak to passengers in six different languages.Airport officials say the robot isn't designed to replace human workers, but to allow them to spend more time on critical security work.