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This Robot-Operated Japanese Hotel Will Take You To The Future

How much would you tip robot hospitality?

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True to its name, the Henn-na Hotel, which translates as "Strange Hotel" in English, is a low-cost establishment in southern Japan that's truly challenging current hospitality practices.

The hotel is operated mostly by human-inspired machines, like this lovely looking lady at the front desk.

Shizuo Kambayashi / AP

Essential human staff are also present, like for security and for the premium room keeping service. Basically, humans do the job that non-humans can't do (yet).

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And yes, your food is also handled by robots.

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There is no kitchen on site at the moment. A "cafe" area is available and small snacks can be bought at the "smart kiosk" -- a vending machine.

  1. Would you stay in... the future?

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