It sounds like a good idea. (Or at least a good publicity stunt) in 2015, but now after a few years of enduring ineffective and suspicious robots. (Which is frankly not ready for prime time) Japanese Hin is making Na Hotel or Hotel weird by eliminating more than half of his robots. That’s right, the hotel was recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s first robotic hotel to dispense robot workers drugs.
In the press release, the hotel invited its visitors “Enjoy chatting with humanoid robots while working efficiently,” but guests often call the front desk to complain about bugs, malfunctions or even inconveniences, such as the robotic assistant asks. Repeats what was said when activated by loud snoring. Not to mention, no one seems to spend time lounging comfortably or getting a good night’s sleep.
At its peak, hotels “used” 243 robots (up from 80 at launch). This was halved because human workers were unable to respond to every problem they created. Robots are built for work rather than reducing the need for human labor.
In an article in the Wall Street Journal on Jan. 14 (beware, paid subscriptions will be banned in the future), one worker expressed satisfaction with the decision:
The Strange Hotel does it by itself, trying to solve every conceivable problem with a big robot. They packed their bags, played the waiter, cleaned the room, and appeared in the room as doll-shaped helper. Initially, the guest’s love for robots initially only encouraged more owners, including the robot dog dancing in the lobby. (Which by mid-2016 most of them are out of order or require a fee)
But instead of helping to alleviate the labor shortage that Nagasaki faces, they are creating a greater need for human labor to not only alleviate the labor shortage that Nagasaki faces. But only deal with the errors of the robots But still need to charge it fully At one point, the hotel’s goal was “More than 90 percent of hotel services are operated by robots,” while providing 24/7 emergency service to humans.
After all, it may not help anything that a big, creepy check-in robot or a room assistant is a little doll (Chucky’s vision, anyone?), The delivery robot needs a smooth surface to roll over. Therefore, only about a quarter of the hotel rooms are accessible. The robots can’t get wet, and their movements are sometimes noisy too. In an effort to maintain energy efficiency despite the technology surrounding it, the hotel does not provide in-room televisions, refrigerators or telephones.
“… One hotel guest said in 2017 that after talking with Chori in anger, he decided to call the hotel reception. But found that there was no phone in the room because the assistant intended to fulfill the guest’s request, he used his mobile phone to call the hotel number. The main approach to human factors ”
It is not the kind of convenience that one looks for when checking in for what is supposed to be one of the most efficient hotels in the world.
Robots are also a large upfront investment in rapidly changing technologies. Some robots are so unique that there are no programmable updates in the next four years, and replacement costs are hugely prohibited.
There is no telling how the failure will affect other hotels and the use of assistive robots. Many other hotel chains use robots to perform simple tasks such as delivering mail, toiletries and drinks to their rooms.
And while the fully independent hotels have not been affected by Hideo Sawada, the head of the travel agency who owns the hotel, But he did not completely abandon the robot. He will keep tools that are useful, at least to some extent, and use technologies that are likely to make their stay easier and more efficient, such as using solar panels and using facial recognition technology to open up room doors. From now on, he will stick to robots that are more useful than automated tricks.
Imagine a hotel that has But the perfect service you will be served at the reception by a talking dinosaur and your room comes with a doll-sized personal assistant.
All these possibilities are true at the new Japanese robot-operated Henn-na Hotel. (Roughly translated as “Strange Hotel”) in Nagasaki.
Upon entering the hotel, guests are greeted by robots. Three “friendly” characters at the reception, one is a toy sized robot, a Japanese woman robot, the other a dinosaur robot.
Last but not least, an in-room companion robot called “Churry Robo” can be found in every room where guests can chat or request, such as turning the lights on or off or notifying the current weather conditions.
Some have expressed concern about what will happen in the event of an emergency. But the hotel reassured guests who expect hotel staff to work 24/7.
Located in the Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park, the “futuristic green city” mimics the Netherlands with a life-size version of old Dutch buildings.
In order to work with the park on its “green” commitment, the hotel has taken steps to reduce energy consumption by not allowing televisions or refrigerators in the room.
Rooms start at around 8,500 yen ($ 93) per night, and the hotel also has an unusual bidding feature where guests can bid for rooms online.
Japan uses human-like robots to work in stores, and even the Tokyo Science Museum and the famous robotics restaurant in Tokyo are using robots for bizarre science fiction cabaret shows.