Japan: Cutting-edge hotel replaces robot workers with humans

A HIGH-TECH hotel in Japan which boasts being largely staffed by robots is doing away with many of its automatons, replacing humans to perform their tasks instead. The Henn-na Hotel chain recently confirmed that the androids would be phased out because they broke down easily, were costly to maintain, and annoyed guests. The hotel said human staff would soon replace robots that act as front-desk staff, cleaners, porters and in-room assistants. SEE ALSO: Hong Kong hotel could become city’s densest housing estate  However, the company said it would pursue its plans to develop a new generation of robot workers for newer properties across Japan the South China Morning Post reported. Tatsuya Fukuda, who oversees development of the chain for domestic travel giant HIS said: “We are trying to evolve and improve every day, but we have been working with state-of-the-art equipment.” Tatsuya said the hotel was reintroducing human staff to ensure that service standards were maintained. ... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Japan: Cutting-edge hotel replaces robot workers with humans, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Japan: Cutting-edge hotel replaces robot workers with humans





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Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Thursday, 17 January, 2019



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