Red Dot Award 2019: Robotise’s service robot for the hotel industry has won this coveted award for its innovative product design in the Robotics category.
Jeeves is the first service robot for the European hotel industry and will soon be the first for the worldwide hotel industry. It is useful, functional, charming and responsible, and these features were compelling across the board at this year’s Red Dot Award: Product Design. Robotise developed this robot for room service and shopping, and the Red Dot jury awarded it one of the most coveted quality seals in the world for good design: the Red Dot.
This four-foot tall waiter perfectly combines technology, design and functionality. Equipped with modular refrigerated compartments, built-in delivery drawers and an interactive touch screen display, Jeeves provides first-class guest service at the Rilano Hotel Munich and the NYX concept hotel in Munich, among others.
Johannes Fuchs, co-founder of Robotise said: “We are very pleased that Jeeves is among 2019’s award-winning products, having excelled at this year’s Red Dot Award. The award shows that we have understood our customers and their needs. A convincing design is especially important in the field of service robotics, because this is the only way to use technology to solve everyday challenges in the hotel business and still get great feedback from the guests.”
“I warmly congratulate the winners on their great success. The fact that their products were able to withstand the jury’s strict scrutiny testifies to their excellent design quality. The winners are thereby starting key trends in the design industry and showing how things may develop in the future,” said Professor Dr Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot, about the winners.
The Red Dot Award: Product Design is one of the biggest design competitions in the world. In 2019, designers and manufacturers from 55 nations submitted more than 5,500 products for the award. The international jury consists of experts from various fields and has been meeting for more than 60 years to discover the best designs. The evaluation process takes several days, during which they try the products out, discuss them and finally make an informed decision about the design quality of the submissions. True to the motto “In search of good design and innovation”, the evaluation focuses on criteria such as degree of innovation, functionality, formal quality, durability and ergonomics.