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15 sept 20235 min read

United Robotics Group to participate at 2023 World Aviation Festival, present robotic solutions for airport hospitality

. The European leader in service robotics will present service robots in the aviation and airport sectors for the first time, responding to hospitality and security challenges.

· United Robotics Co-CEO Thomas Linkenheil will explore the future role of service robotics in developing new airport experiences.

· Plato, the first serving cobiot will be presented in solutions for airport hospitality from lounge service to catering.

· RBWatcher, a solution for autonomous or controlled multi-sensor inspection and surveillance can support security teams on the ground.

Paris/Bochum, 14 September 2023 - United Robotics Group, the European service robotics leader, will participate in Lisbon’s World Aviation Festival from September 26-28, presenting service robotics solutions for the future of airport experiences at the premier aviation industry event. The group’s service robots, Plato and RB Watcher will be present and interacting with guests at their stand, Pavilion 2, Number 238.

The World Aviation Festival is a dynamic platform for the company to present its robotic solutions for the airport industry for the first time – bringing together industry experts, operators and partners to explore trends and solutions that will drive the industry’s innovation.

On September 27, United Robotics Group co-CEO Thomas Linkenheil will discuss how the integration of robotics in airport masterplans can ensure relevancy and unique passenger experiences in the years to come on a panel with Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General of ACI World, Fred Lam, CEO of Hong Kong International Airport and Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports. The discussion will focus on how airports can build collaborations and partnerships that will optimize their future operations and serve as a springboard for latest tech innovations.

“The world has effectively ‘re-opened’ since the Covid-19 pandemic, with airport reaching, if not exceeding pre-pandemic footfall,” explains Thomas Linkenheil, Co-CEO of United Robotics Group. “This traffic is proof that the industry is recovering but also brings new challenges including creating new and flexible airport experiences and responding to the sustainable growth objectives of airports and the industry at large. We believe service robotics can play multiple roles in the new airport transit, from streamlining hospitality experiences to supporting security teams with increased sensorial capacities.”

Plato – Enhancing airport hospitality

Plato, the first serving cobiot, will be presented for airport hospitality, from catering to lounge experiences, empowering service workers and elevating the overall airport experience. The key features demonstrated include automating repetitive tasks including heavy lifting, adaptability in changing and fast-moving environments, intelligent obstacle avoidance and remote control and modification for task executions.

RB Watcher – A new companion for airport security teams

United Robotics Group will also present its security and surveillance solution, RB Watcher that provides support to airside security teams with elevated sensory versatility including thermographic sensing, smart navigation and heightened safety for possibly dangerous interventions. Visitors will be able to experience RB Watcher in action on the company’s booth where demonstrations showcasing its capacity to navigate challenging terrains will be organized.

The World Aviation Festival will take place from September 26-28 at the Lisbon Exhibition and Congress Center.

About United Robotics Group, founded by Thomas Hähn in 2019, unites nine service robotics companies into a unique ecosystem by bundling hardware and software expertise under one roof. Over 450 employees and 28 nationalities work at United Robotics Group. Headquartered in Bochum, Germany, United Robotics Group brings together cutting-edge technology and robotic experts from both the social and industrial world. United Robotics Group shares the common ambition to empower humanity with technology, and lighten processes for humans, helping them focus on human interactions in a safe and secure environment. As the CobiotX company who created this third generation of robotics – robots for humans, the United Robotics Group is committed to developing standardized and customized solutions to meet social and business challenges in the life science, health and care, hospitality, education, intralogistics, maintenance and surveillance sectors with quality, data protection and sustainability as key driving forces. All planning humans in the center of all. RSBG SE, the investment entity of RAG-Stiftung, focused on technology and engineering driven companies is majority shareholder of United Robotics Group. SoftBank Robotics Group is minority shareholder of United Robotics Group. www.unitedrobotics.group

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