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The technology for the hotel’s cyborg staff isn’t far from science fiction. The Telegraph reported the robots will come from robotics company Kokoro, which has been developing “actroid,” or human-seeming, robots since 2003.
Henn-na Hotel Actroid-staff
Kokoro’s actroids are generally modeled on the appearance and mannerisms of a young Japanese woman. They can mimic human behaviors such as breathing and blinking, speak fluent Japanese, Chinese, Korean and English, and know how to make eye contact and respond to body language and tone. They will check-in guests, carry bags, make coffee, clean rooms, and deliver laundry.
For now, the robot staff will be supplemented with a human staff.   “In the future, we’d like to have more than 90 percent of hotel services operated by robots,” said Huis Ten Bosch president Hideo Sawada. “We will make the most efficient hotel in the world,” Sawada told the Japan Times.
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