Japan: A New Hotel will open with multilingual robots staff attendee.
The Netherlands-themed Huis Ten Bosch amusement park will open in Summer in Nagasaki, Japan. It will have 72 rooms. Room fees will start at $60 per night. And it will be staffed by 10 humanoid robots.
The Henn-na Hotel's blinking and "breathing" actroids will be able to make eye contact, respond to body language, and speak fluent Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and English, The Washington Post reports. They will check-in guests, carry bags, make coffee, clean rooms, and deliver laundry.
The robot staff will be supplemented with a human staff...for now. At a news conference in Japan, 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."
Guests will be able to unlock their rooms through facial recognition software and radiation panels capable of detecting body heat will monitor and adjust room temperatures.