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Tue Jul 21, 2015, 06:27 AM

Japan opens hotel run entirely by robots

NY Daily News July 20, 2015


A robot greets guests at Japan's Strange
Hotel Photo: Huisten Bosch


Japan has opened the doors to the world’s first automated, robot-staffed hotel, replacing people with pretty, lifelike lady humanoid receptionists and a bow tie-wearing, dinosaur concierge.

At the Henn-na Hotel, or "Strange Hotel," guests check in, check out, get their rooms cleaned and their luggage conveyed by a fleet of blinking, beeping and rolling robots that the hotel describes as “warm and friendly.”

Likewise, as part of their aim to feature cutting-edge technology, stays are keyless. Instead, guests enter their rooms via facial recognition technology.

Aside from its novelty factor, the use of robots and the emphasis on automated services is part of a bigger concept: To reduce labor costs, save energy, reduce waste, and develop a self-sufficient hotel powered by solar energy and machines...
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/japan-opens-hotel-run-robots-article-1.2297588



Related: YangYang: Humanoid robot that scarily resembles Sarah Palin is unveiled in China
IB Times April 30, 2015

A life-like humanoid robot that bears a scary resemblance to former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin has been unveiled at the Global Mobile Internet Conference 2015 in Beijing, China.

YangYang is a robot that resembles a middle-aged Caucasian woman and is able to talk, move its head, shake hands and even hug a human.

The android robot was designed by the Shanghai Shenqing Industry (SSI) working in collaboration with Japanese robotics expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, a professor at Osaka University's Department of Systems Innovation who has been developing robots for over 20 years...
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/yangyang-humanoid-robot-that-scarily-resembles-sarah-palin-unveiled-china-1499178#




The Droids are coming, what are the plans for those that lose their jobs? If people think it's hard to get a job now, try competing with a robot.

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Tue Jul 21, 2015, 07:16 AM

1. Westworld. Where nothing can go wrong... go wrong... go wrong... nt... nt... nt...

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Tue Jul 21, 2015, 07:31 AM

2. Don't worry. The Chinese did NOT secretly replace Sarah Palin with YangYang.

Proof? YangYang can talk.

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Tue Jul 21, 2015, 09:27 AM

3. Good. Bring on the robots.

Human workers are inefficient and better suited to leisure.

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