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properties for these robots. According to thedailybeast. Henn-na,
is a new hotel that will be opening in Japan in July and it will be run by
multilingual human looking Robots. They are capable of conversing in Japanese,
Chinese, Korea and English. The robots will check in new guests, carry bags and
clean rooms. They will also be dressed in uniform to make them look more
The reception desk of the hotel will be manned by three uniformed robots, four
of them will work as porters and another one will work in the cloak room as an
attendant while the rest of them will do the cleaning of the hotel. There will
be human staff on hand to rectify any flaw but 90 percent of the staff will be
When guests check into Henn-na hotel, Japan, they will be received by ten human
looking robots that look like and have the manners of polite young Japanese
women. The robots will check in new guests, carry in their luggage and clean
their rooms. The robots can imitate human behavior such as breathing,
blinking, making eye contact and responding to body language and tone.
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Henn-na hotel is located at Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki Prefecture,
Japan. The rooms will be fitted with face recognition technology which will
allow guests access to their room based on their appearance, therefore, there
will be no need for room keys. Guests will also be able to call for a robot
room service with a tablet, not a phone. Henn means change or strange,
therefore if you are looking for something different from the usual hotels or
something strange, then hotel Henn-na will surely be a good destination.
The hotel is set to open for operations on the 17th of July. It has 72 rooms. A
single room costs 40 pounds while a twin room costs 50 pounds. People will also
be able to bid for rooms online, therefore prices might increase if the project
turns out to be a success.
The robots are being developed by a company called Kokoro. They have been
working on it for about a decade. There will be human staff on hand to rectify
any flaw but 90 percent of the staff will be robots.
story sounds funny but its an indicator that humans will be losing jobs to
robots in the near future. An expert in artificial intelligence has predicted
that office jobs will be scarce in the next 5 years because machines will be
used to replace humans in work places. Andrew Anderson from a UK intelligence
office, Celaton says that day is fast approaching than we think.
Robots are capable of carrying out labour intensive and clerical work quickly
and automatically. The latest versions of the robots can make decisions like
humans and they are also capable of learning how to do work better and faster.
Actroid previewed at the Human
Robot Interaction Conference in Tokyo in 2013.
deal with large groups of people and a rapid flow of questioning
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