The robot will check you in, take your bags, and escort you to your room in a new Japanese hotel that hopes to free itself of human employees.
The Henn-na Hotel, set in the middle of a theme park in Nagasaki, Japan, will become the first robot-staffed hotel when it opens this summer. These metal-and-silicone employees will speak and understand Chinese, Japanese, Korean and English, ensuring that tourists near and far can interact with the startlingly human-like maids, receptionists, and porters. They look human, if a little addicted to Botox and fillers.
The plans, announced by the Japanese government at the end of January, show off a prototype check-in counter lined with identical female bots.