XWELL, with Clockwork, developer of the world’s first robot manicure, will introduce fully autonomous, express manicures in select XpresSpa locations in US airports.

Beginning in Q1 2023, XWELL will launch up to five of the latest version of Clockwork’s AI-powered robot across its 28 spa locations over an initial three-month period, with the intent to deploy as many as 25 units across the business.

“The partnership with Clockwork is a natural extension of our strategy to further leverage technology solutions to refresh our airport offerings,” said XWELL CEO Scott Milford. “We are making self-care even more accessible by bringing high-quality, fast and affordable manicures to airport travellers.”

The Clockwork MiNiCURE is an express manicure that paints nails precisely. A fully autonomous robot couples artificial intelligence with 3D camera technology to take pictures of each nail, painting them safely, quickly and accurately without human intervention. Travellers select their nail polish, load the cartridge into the machine, and use a touch screen for a self-guided tutorial on the process. Once the travellers place their hands on the hand rest and say “ready,” the robot begins painting one nail at a time.   

“We are delighted to partner with XWELL to bring our technology to airport travellers,” said Clockwork Founder and CEO Renuka Apte. “We love that we can transform the time wasted waiting for a flight into an efficient, 10-minute beauty service that helps people feel more put together and ready for their trip.”

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