Japan has a hotel run by actual robots and it’s weirdly awesome
Japan is mostly known for its rich history, technological prowess and the most important thing, weird but sometimes awesome work with robotics. Japan has a hotel run by actual robots and it’s weirdly awesome.
They have made advancements in robotics that no other country has been able to touch them in that field. They built the very first walking robot, the very first interactive robot with a highly advanced AI (artificial intelligence). Japanese scientists are taking us closer to the fictional realities of robots rendering humans obsolete in different fields of work. The machinery took the jobs of workers in the mills and then robots took the job of operating that machinery.
Now businesses are venturing into using robots in the hospitality and have managed to build a hotel where the entire staffs are completely filled with robots. From the entrance, to the lobby and the concierge; right till your room, everything is handled by robots.
Let us have a tour of the wonderful Hotel Henna:
7 Entertainment to welcome you as you wait at the lounge
There are robots at the entrance and in the lobby that print out photos in an instant from your digital camera as you wait for your room in the lobby. A simple way of entertaining the guests and also give them some memories of the unique hotel facilities.
6 Ask you queries with confidence and get more than satisfactory replies
If you have any questions about anything related to your stay at the Henna Hotel, there is a very friendly robot at the concierge waiting to answer your every question. Whether they are related to booking, rules regarding checkout or anything under the sun, the robot answer your query.
5 Even the room has a robot
This cute looking robot doll controls the in room functionalities like the light, temperature and other features using just voice commands. It is like a genie that fulfils your room features related wishes just by listening to you.
4 A smiling humanoid helps you check-in
When you wish to check in the hotel, the front desk is managed by a humanoid robot, helping you through every step of the completely automated system. Right from the room choice to the payment and time stamps, everything is automated and the robot just smiles at you while helping you through the process.
3 They even have dinosaurs!!
If you are not a fan of weird human looking robots, there is also a hat wearing velociraptor at the front desk to help you through the check in process. Though it is not sure whether it bites the guests or not.
2 No need to worry about tipping your bell boy
After you check in, there are robotic porters or bell robots to guide you to your room and also carry your luggage. This is a neat way of welcoming you guests to their rooms and you get to follow a robot carrying you stuff to the room. Though check at the front desk about the tipping the porters.
1 The luggage is handled by expert robotic hands
A robotic cloak keeps your bigger baggage safe at the Henna Hotel. The robot collects the baggage from the guests and keeps it in the cloak room for safekeeping.