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This ‘strange’ hotel in Japan is fully staffed with robots

A new hotel located in Japan, Hen-na Hotel, meaning "strange" in Japanese, will be the newest addition to the Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park in Sasebo, Nagasaki.

So what exactly is so special about this so-called "strange" hotel? According to The Japan Times, the hotel will be staffed by full-time robots instead of humans.

The management of Hen-na Hotel will be able to skip the recruitment process. Instead of hiring employees, they will be building robots to work in the hotel!

Guests will just have to hand over their luggage to the robotic porters the moment they step into the hotel, and present themselves to a front desk staffed by blinking, beeping robots.

Other than that, services like room services, housekeeping or even your coffee will all be prepared by robots.

With all the usual hotel amenities available, Hen-na Hotel rates are expected to go for RM217 a night.

Hen-na Hotel will also be making use of the latest facial recognition technology, whereby guests will be able to open their room door by simply standing in front of their room without a key.

“We will make the most efficient hotel in the world,” company President Hideo Sawada said in a news conference.

Meanwhile in other robot-hotel related news, California's Aloft Hotel has already started looking into the future by staffing their hotel with a robot. The hotel is known for having the world's first robotic butler since 2014. South Korea will also be introducing the world's first Robot Land theme park which is set to open in 2016.

(Photos source: washingtonpost.com)

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