Professor Shuji Nakamura featured in the conference, "First Launch Front-desk Robot in China", hosted by Shanghai Liming and title-sponsored by the Group to share his views on the trend and potential of the intelligent hotel technology business
April 27, 2017
With labor cost of hotel operations increasing, there is a pressing need for the development of intelligent hotel technology that is cost effective, highly efficient and can assure the high quality of hotel services. At the event, Professor Shuji Nakamura said, combination of AI, robots and human abilities will be a future trend. AI can be widely applied in Hotel Robots, with LED Li-Fi and Laser Li-Fi as infrastructure guaranteeing high performance and responsiveness of the robot. Another application could be the Li-Fi-enabled Indoor Positioning System for accessing location information in large facilities such as hotels via communication with LED or Laser lighting by the robot. And, there is the laser scanning technology Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) that can be used to spot obstacles.