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Japanese Hotel Opens, Run Entirely By Robots

A new kind of hotel hotel is due to open this Summar in Huis Ten Bosch amusement park in Nagasaki, Japan. Starting at $60 per night the hotel will be staffed by 10 humanoid robots.

Theverge.com reports:

The Henn-na Hotel’s blinking and “breathing” actroids will be able to make eye contact, respond to body language, and speak fluent Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and English, The Washington Post reports. They will check-in guests, carry bags, make coffee, clean rooms, and deliver laundry.

The robot staff will be supplemented with a human staff…for now. At a news conference in Japan, Huis Ten Bosch president Hideo Sawada said, “In the future, we’d like to have more than 90 percent of hotel services operated by robots.”

The actroids aren’t the only futuristic thing about the Henn-na. Guests will be able to unlock their rooms through facial recognition software and radiation panels capable of detecting body heat will monitor and adjust room temperatures.

This isn’t just some futuristic fever dream: the hotel is scheduled to open on July 17th