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World's first robot-staffed futuristic hotel set to open soon in Japan

A new futuristic hotel with robot staff and other advanced technologies will soon be opening in Japan, it has been revealed.



Washington: A new futuristic hotel with robot staff and other advanced technologies will soon be opening in Japan, it has been revealed.

Huis Ten Bosch, a theme park modeled after the Netherlands in Japan's Nagasaki Prefecture, has announced plans to open a hotel called Henn-na Hotel, which translates as Strange Hotel, the CNN reported.

According to the park, the first phase of the two-story hotel will open on July 17 with 72 rooms. The second phase will be completed in 2016 with an additional 72 rooms.

Operating under the motto "A commitment for evolution," the hotel will feature three "actroids" (robots with strong human likeness) that will act as receptionists.

They'll be able to engage in intelligent conversations with human guests. The hotel will also employ four service and porter robots, and others engaged in menial tasks such as cleaning.

Guestroom doors will be accessed by facial-recognition technology. And room rates will vary depending on demand. Instead of being presented with a fixed price, guests will bid for rooms during peak season. The highest bidders will secure rooms, though there will be a price cap on bidding.

From Zee News

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