I like the velociraptor desk clerk.
Even more amusing is that the cleaning staff is human. Maybe we can sell them a few Roombas.
But you couple this with the story about Killer Robots in Australia ( http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=767989 ) and that velociraptor desk clerk doesn’t look so cute anymore. And I don’t like that the facial recognition robot looks too much like the HAL-9000
“Open my hotel room door, HAL”
“I’m afraid I can’t do that, Dave.”
Robots doing the desk work (and killing starfish) while humans do the cleaning; I don’t see a problem here.
oh, sure, they’ll KILL the starfish, but they won’t clean up afterwards.
It sounds like having robots is like having kids.
The Gen-3 robots are going to have tentacles. You don’t want to know what happens if you forget to tip.
Do cyber hookers hang out in the lobby?
I found the hotel’s web site http://www.h-n-h.jp/en/, which says the place opens in March 2016. Apparently it’s near Huis Ten Bosch, a Dutch-oriented theme park near Nagasaki.
I want to stay there but I’m terrified.
What’s the worst that could happen? The robots become sentient and rape you death as a sacrifice to the Old Ones?
Not to worry, a plucky band of scantily-clad Japanese school-girls (age-appropriate) will show up in their mecha’s to save you.
Well, save your life, you’ll still be horribly violated.
All that for $80/night? And they say vacationing in Japan is too expensive.
I live far enough from Sydney to want to spend the night there on rare occasions. Tokyo and Kyoto are cheap by comparison.