Robots Will Greet You At Japan’s All New Henn-na Hotel

The advent of robots suggested the inevitable substitution of human beings in many professions.  Today, we see robots clean floors, fetch goods from shelves, and serve as secretaries. Hence, it is no surprise that the Henn-na Hotel’s staff mostly comprises of robots!

Designed by Kawazoe Lab at the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo and Kajima Corporation, the Henn-na Hotel is located in the Huis Ten Bosch theme park complex in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.

So, what should you expect upon entering the hotel? A robot behind the front desk will warmly welcome you and ‘talk’ to you while processing your request. If you think it will get awkward, don’t worry because there is a self-service check-in and check-out option. Once you are done, the robot porters will carry your luggage to your room. Interestingly, there are robots that carry small bags and place them in secure lockers, and when you require them, the particular robot will bring it to you all on its own!

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In addition to this, the cleaning robots will ensure that not only your room but the entire hotel is spick and span. You can access your room via face-recognition, this way you don’t have to worry about taking care of your key. But if you wish to swipe a card to unlock your room, then you can always ask for one. Moreover, you can control various features of the room through a tablet placed on your side table. The hotel aims to not only provide a comfortable and jovial experience, but also an environmentally-friendly atmosphere.

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Furthermore, there is a motion-sensor-controlled lighting that knows when you are in the room – creepy yet cool, no? This way the lights turn on and off automatically based on one’s presence and absence respectively. These lights can also be controlled by the tablets provided.

Wait, there’s more! Every room has a radiant panel air conditioning system which makes use of electromagnetic waves to transfer heat directly from one object to another without altering the temperature of the air existing in between the two!

If you are all set to book a room, you’ll be delighted to know that the minimum cost is only $73!

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References: Henn-na Hotel, New Atlas

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