Robotics company launches concierge application template

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Misty Robotics has announced the launch of the Misty-as-a-Concierge application template, which provides developers with a starting point to accelerate deployment of the company’s Misty II robot.

The Misty II application templates are open source code for developers to build upon and customise for a specific assignment or task.

The Misty-as-a-Concierge application template has utility in environments such as entertainment and sports venues, hotels, eldercare, retail, commercial real estate, museums, and more.

Ian Bernstein, founder and head of product of Misty Robotics, said: “Since the launch of Misty II, we have received interest for a variety of use cases and wanted to provide developers a fast and easy way to get started using Misty in a business environment.

“One of the most popular requests has been to use Misty as a concierge or office greeter so we created the Misty-as-a-Concierge application template to give developers a starting point to accelerate deployment.

The Misty-as-a-Concierge application template leverages the robot’s ability to detect humans in its presence, greet them, and interact with them to provide information and responses to their questions by integrating with third-party APIs such as FourSquare.

Developers can extend the utility of the concierge robot skill with other capabilities such as reservations, point of sale systems, call for assistance, directions, etc.

The application templates created by Misty Robotics will consist of the code that facilitates the skill, an implementation guide as well as a recorded workshop on how to use it.

While initially seeded by Misty Robotics, templates will be supported and maintained by the community where developers are invited to extend the utility of the application and contribute their own code.

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