Business Startup Focuses On Robot Bellhops For California Hotel

On behalf of The Law Office of Lynnette Ariathurai, A Professional Corporation posted in Business Formation & Planning on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

Technology has revolutionized many parts of society. The Internet has greatly contributed to an increasingly interconnected world. Now, many believe that robotics could finally become the next big technology. One business startup is now looking to revolutionize the customer service industry in California through the use of robotic innovation.

The new company, Savioke, has created a new robotic product that is aimed at the hotel industry. The new robot, Relay, operates as a bellhop that delivers food, towels and other items hotel guests request. Relay helps to deliver items for hotel staff as well. The robot is currently operating in four hotel chains, including ones in California, and the startup is looking to add two more hotel chains soon.

Hotel guests report that they are mostly comfortable with being served by the robots. Some guests even prefer the robots to a human bellhop. The hotel chains lease the robots from Savioke, which enables the company to take care of upfront costs and maintenance. This makes the product more attractive to hotel chains, which will help Savioke expand further into the hotel industry -- an industry desperately trying to compete with new competitors like Airbnb.

For budding entrepreneurs, it is important to understand that having a good product is only one part of creating a successful business startup in California. It is also essential for new or expanding businesses to have comprehensive business plans in place. Such plans should include compliance plans to ensure the companies comply with all relevant rules and regulations in order to avoid legal disputes in the future.

Source: recode.net, "Robot Room Service: Savioke Aims to Forge New Business Model for Robotics", Mark Bergen, Sept. 16, 2015


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