24 May 2017
LINQ the future
Cyclect debuts LINQ convoy robots at TechnIC@SATS event.
LINQ, an acronym of “Link and Queue”, was adapted for SATS to allow wheelchairs to communicate and move as one. LINQ autonomously transports people and logistics within the airport with minimal human intervention. SATS is testing LINQ for passengers with limited mobility and to improve staff productivity. It can be regarded as an intersection of intelligence and technology.
“We are thrilled to partner with SATS and showcase the potential of LINQ in a live airport environment”, says Michael Khong, Head of Cyclect’s ART team. “LINQ is a good fit for Changi Airport and we believe it is a right step in the future of autonomous mobility. It also address the issues of manpower shortages in various industries.”
With a single push of a button, wheelchairs equipped with LINQ can be connected and moved to the required destination. This innovation is ideal for the aviation industry where it often requires multiple personnel to move individual wheelchairs around the airport. With LINQ, a single person can move three wheelchairs in an automatic convoy. LINQ was developed by Cyclect’s Automation and Robotics Tailor (ART) department in collaboration with CAG and Nanyang Polytechnic.
TechnIC@SATS is a new virtual innovation centre by SATS focusing on aviation related technologies. Guests of honour and visitors alike were impressed by how LINQ enhances workplace productivity. Examining both quality and functionality, TechnIC@SATS organizers praised LINQ’s innovation and eagerly await the results of trials at Changi Airport.
LINQ helps to organize airports, hospitality and healthcare environments. It can also be customized for other industries. For more information about LINQ and its features, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org