The Nagasaki-based Henn-na Hotel (meaning Strange Hotel) of Japan in the first week of February 2015 announced to open the first Robot-staffed Hotel of the World. The hotel will be opened on 17 July 2015 and it will significantly reduce the operating costs.
The hotel will come up with a Huis Ten Bosch theme park (after a town of Netherlands) in Japan's Nagasaki Prefecture.
The hotel in its first-phase will be two-storied hotel with 72 rooms. In the second-phase, which will be completed in 2016, 72 additional rooms will be added to it.
The hotel has been developed by Japan's Osaka University and manufactured by the Japanese robotics company Kokoro. Several of these Actroid robots resemble like a young Japanese woman.
Characteristic Features of the Hotel
• It will be partially staffed by actroid androids, human like robots that will greet, carry luggage to rooms, and make coffee for guests
• These robots will be able to speak languages like Japanese, Chinese, Korean and English
• The hotel will have number of robots working for different purposes like three robots will be acting as receptionists, four will act as service and porter robots and others will be engaged in menial tasks like cleaning
• The guestrooms of the hotels will be accessed by facial-recognition technology and guests can request the items through a tablet when needed
• The temperature of the rooms will be adjusted through a radiation panel instead of air-conditioning. The panel will detect the body heat in rooms and adjust the temperature
• To reduce operating costs, solar power and other energy-saving features will be used