If you’re like most people, falling asleep surrounded by creepy robots isn’t your idea of perfect hospitality. If not, then this new Japanese hotel staffed almost completely with robots might be for you.
Henn-na Hotel—which means “Strange Hotel”—opens on Friday in the southwestern Nagasaki prefecture with a staff of about ten robots. The 72-room hotel is built in the middle of a theme park intended to recreate a small Dutch town.
The robots will check-in guests, carry bags, clean, store luggage, and answer guests’ questions in English or Japanese. The hotel’s management would like you to know that these robots are not the kind that are going to kill you or take over the world.
“You are sure to sense the warmth that these robots exude when chatting with them as they efficiently go about their duties,” the website says.
Sure, sense the warmth exuding from “Iwazume,” one of the concierge robots:
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