This Weird Robot Hotel Offers HighTech Hospitality

first_imgStay on target SteelSeries Arctis 1 Is World’s First USB-C Wireless Gaming HeadsetGeek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone Kit When you walk into the Henn na Hotel, you’ll be greeted by multi-lingual robots at the front desk. Either two colorful dinosaurs or two female humanoid robots will help you with the check-in process.A robotic arm will then store your luggage for you in the cloakroom, so you don’t have to worry about lugging your suitcases around. There’s even a facial recognition system, where you can register your face for key-free room access.The high-tech service doesn’t end there: The Henn na Hotel also offers a Radiant Panel Air Conditioning System, which helps draw or add heat to your body to keep you comfortable, and a tranquility space with a hydrogen energy system for impromptu relaxation.Surprisingly, staying at the Henn na Hotel isn’t expensive either: It will cost you roughly 9,000 yen ($80) for a night’s stay.If you want to experience some AI hospitality, visit the Henn na Hotel’s website for details on locations, room availability, and other services.More on Geek.com:Ikea’s Smart Blinds for Dumb Windows Are Coming Soon, And CheapThese Robot Delivery Dogs Bring Packages Right to Your DoorThis Aquatic Drone Captures Gorgeous Underwater Shotscenter_img Where you stay on vacation is key. And, sometimes, the typical Best Western just doesn’t make the cut. If you’re visiting Japan, you can spend the night at the Henn na: A hotel that’s almost fully manned by robots.The Henn na Hotel, which operates several robot hotel locations throughout the country, opened its doors a few years ago to give customers a more high-tech hospitality experience.“One of the definitions of the Japanese word ‘Henn’ is ‘to change,’ which represents our commitment for evolution in striving for the extraordinary sensation and comfort that lies beyond the ordinary,” says the Henn na Hotel website. “Staying at Henn na Hotel is filled with unexpected and delightful surprises. The unique experience will take our guests one step into the future.”How does the Henn na Hotel make all the autonomous magic happen? The chain’s secret sauce is the AI technology that helps run hotel operations. From check-in to room service, each Hen na Hotel location features different robots that aim to make your life easier, and help you have a good time on your travels without issues.last_img read more

Bored Millionaire Funds RealLife Private Island Battle Royale

first_img I say this a lot these days but some people are just begging to have their wealth redistributed. It’s true! Some rich people are clearly so bored and wasteful with their incalculable amount of money that they are practically asking for it to be snatched away and given to those less fortunate. How else would you explain the fact that right now someone with too much cash is currently trying to fund an actual battle royale tournament?On a site called Hush Hush, with the exceptionally sinister tagline of “the world’s leading luxury shopping marketplace,” an anonymous user is currently seeking designers for a full-on battle royale event on a private island, and is willing to pay £45,000 to make it happen. Presumably, the designer would spend six weeks adding fun sets and props and arenas to the natural environment in order to make the game feel like the more whimsical Fortnite or the paintball-esque PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.But make no mistake, a battle royale in the real world reveals the bloodsport nature inherent in the genre’s premise that no amount of loot boxes or flossing emotes can gloss over. Go back and watch Battle Royale (the movie) and see what I mean.With battle royale games being so popular though we doubt this project, if it’s even real and ever actually comes to fruition, will have that much trouble finding help as well as contestants. It promises a three-day gauntlet (with food and camping gear) where entrants shoot each other with Airsoft guns while wearing touch-sensitive body armor. Sounds like you won’t be jumping out of a plane though. The sole winner will earn £100,000.If that sounds good to you, head over to Hush Hush to help make it happen. In the meantime, I’m going to go read “The Most Dangerous Game” again. For more on battle royale games read about Tetris 99, the best battle royale game, and here are some other games we think would benefit from battle royale modes. Stay on target With ‘Borderlands’ Crossover, ‘Fortnite’ Just Ad…Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits last_img read more