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Staffed by robots alone – The Henn-na Hotel in Japan

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In Sasebo, Nagasaki in Japan, the Henn-na Hotel is using advanced robotics and environmentally friendly technologies to create an “efficient” hotel experience. Henn-na means ‘strange’, which may apply to the velociraptor in the bellhop cap at the front desk. The hotel also has robot porters that transport luggage, facial recognition room entry, a cutting-edge “radiant panel” air conditioning system, and a voice-controlled robot on the bedside table.

BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly tours the hotel in the clip above.

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