Hotel Coming to Nagasaki, Japan Will be Staffed by 10 Multilingual, Humanoid Robots!

By: | February 11th, 2015

The Henn-na Hotel is set to open in the Netherlands-themed Huis Ten Bosch amusement park in Nagasaki, Japan, this summer.

However, the new hotel is unlike any other in one aspect of its offering. Room fees of $60 per night and the fact that it will have 72 rooms are nothing to write home about, but employing ten multilingual humanoid robots is extremely new and exciting.

The robots will not be merely for looks either as they are fully expected to speak fluent Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and English, in addition to showing off relevant body language and making eye contact with customers.

Not to mention, the humanoids will be responsible for cleaning rooms, making coffee, delivering laundry, and most importantly, checking in guests and carrying their bags.

When the hotel opens, the robot staff will have help from a human staff, but 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.”

Look for the Henn-na Hotel to open on July 17th and be advised that if you are planning on staying there, other futuristic amenities will be available, such as facial recognition software to unlock rooms and radiation panels capable of detecting body heat and automatically adjusting room temperatures.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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