Japan's Crazy Robot Hotel has Fired Half its Robot Staff

Japan’s oddball Henn na Hotel has fired half of its 243 robot staff. The reason? Because these labor-saving machines were causing more problems than they were solving — and requiring humans to come in and fix things as a result. These are some of the robots that got the chop. [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made


At least, that is our takeaway from a Wall Street Journal report claiming that Japan’s oddball Henn na “Strange” Hotel has fired half of its 243 robot staff.
Unfortunately, Churi turned out to be remarkably poor at answering questions from hotel guests.
A concierge robot, meanwhile, was replaced by a human better able to answer important questions about nearby tourist attractions.
The problem with Henn na Hotel getting rid of its robots is that it’s a bit like Disney getting rid of the staff dressed as mice: It’s pretty much the whole concept.
As the hotel’s website notes, “Henn na Hotel is the world-first hotel staffed by robots.

Opinion… * Man-Made


As great (and as cool) as #Robots can be, it seems that they’re simply not (yet) suitable for every role. #Robotics #Trend

Source: Digital Trends