Those planning to take a holiday in Japan this summer might have a very big surprise when they visit a theme-park hotel. The hotel staff there is not your average human greeter or cleaner but some of the hotel jobs are performed by robots. There will be a humanoid greeting you, one taking your back and another one cleaning your room.
The Henn-na Hotel in Japan plans to employ a staff of ten robots in the resort by the beginning of this summer . The humanoids will undertake customary hospitality chores, from service to cleaning. The hotel will likewise display other high- tech innovations, according to various reports. Guestroom entryways will give access by means of facial-recognition systems. Solar power will be used to save energy, and hotel equipment will incorporate LED lights. Visitors can ask for the things or services they need via a tablet. Also, instead of air conditioners the rooms will have a radiation board which will
The resort will be set in the theme park, Huis Ten Bosch, which is designed based on the Netherlands in Japan’s Nagasaki Prefecture. The lodging is to be named Henn-na Hotel, and “Henn” is a piece of the Japanese word which designates ‘change’.
As indicated by The Japan Times, the theme park in Sasebo employs real- sized replicas of old Dutch constructions to bring the experience of the Netherlands to Japan. The news report also mentioned that the lodging will be advertised with the motto, “A Commitment for Evolution.” The first piece of the complex will open in July with 72 rooms while another 72-room will be built one year from now.
Huis Ten Bosch CEO Hideo Sawada announced at a news conference that the company aims for a future when 90% of hotel services will be conducted by robots.
Robert Loos, managing chief at Robotics Today, disclosed that one of the firms included in this lodging innovation venture is Kokoro. According to Loos, Kokoro is mostly known for being a part of a bigger organization named Sanrio that conducts the licensing for the famous Hello Kitty line of items. Each manufacturer involved in this project will take care of a different part of the hotel’s automated staffing needs, and Kokoro will be creating all of the female android receptionists that will welcome every visitor. According to The Guardian, around 10 human workers will work together with their humanoid colleagues.
Prospective guests should keep an eye on the website and Twitter account of the Japan National Tourism Organization to see one bookings are open for this new resort.
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