"Strange" Robotic Hotel

“Strange” Robotic Hotel

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“Strange” Robotic Hotel

The Henn na Hotel isn’t yet fully automated, but it’s getting there. “Henn na” is Japanese for “strange” and, well, that’s just what this hotel would appear to be. It’s part of an amusement park, but it’s designed to test out automation in the hotel industry. 

Sawada, who runs the hotel, is keeping the hotel half-filled for the first few weeks just to make sure nothing goes wrong. But what could go wrong? Especially with a velociraptor for a receptionist? 

 

#technologicalunemployment   #robotics  

 

http://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/robots-do-check-in-and-check-out-at-cost-cutting-japan-hotel/

7 comments

  1. Oh yes Gideon Rosenblatt​! Saw a different article this morning with scary pic. This one is much better. Thanks. Glad I saw this one!

  2. Gideon Rosenblatt it seems the Japanese are in a hurry to replace themselves! Interesting account. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. I think both China and Japan have already built cities with a basic income plan in preparation for a different society/mode of living ~

  4. Yes, they also don’t have natural resources.

  5. I’d not heard that, Lightofthemoon Ahweheyu​. That’s interesting.

  6. By Western standards, the Japanese do have a bizarre sense of humour.

    Regardless, AFAIK, Japan has had a non-nuclear weapons policyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan%27s_non-nuclear_weapons_policy – after the bombing of Hiroshima – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki.  Ergo, Japan’s research has gone into everything / anything else other than destruction.

  7. Gideon Rosenblatt Do you remember the Japanese airport hotel? It was like a morgue. VERY weird.

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