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This strange hotel in Japan has robots as staff and no room keys

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Japan always come with a strange innovations with their perfect engineering passion. A new hotel has been opened in the land of rising sun by the name of Henn-na Hotel (which translates as “Strange Hotel”).

The best part is this new strange hotel is guests can also access their rooms via face-recognition, and are able to control room amenities via tablets.

It has been designed by Kawazoe Lab, the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo and Kajima Corporation and aims at providing a pleasant and comfy stay for the guests. The hotel has been designed to be environment friendly, cost-effective, modern and yet fun.

Robots are deployed at the front desk to help guests check-in and check-out. According to the Henn-na Hotel, it’s possible to hold a conversation with the “warm” and “friendly” robots while they get on with their work.

There are porter robots employed to carry luggage to and from rooms, and cleaning robots employed to keep hotel clean. Objects up to the size of small bags can be handed over and the robot will put them away in secure lockers.

The hotel has a number of other high-tech features, too. Guests can make use of keyless access to rooms by using face-recognition. This eliminates the need to carry around a room key or card that could potentially be lost.

Each room features a radiant panel air conditioning system that uses electromagnetic waves to transfer heat directly from one object to another without affecting the air in between. Rooms start from 9,000 yen (US$73).

Source: Henn-na Hotel

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