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BIZARRE! Will you stay at a hotel run by robots?

Last updated on: September 06, 2017 05:00 IST

Japan has been experimenting with robot-run hotels. They call them the 'strange' hotels!

Japan's robot-run hotel Henn na Hotel in Tokyo

A dinosaur robot receptionist is one of the first things that guests meet when they check into the Henn na Hotel Maihama Tokyo Bay in Urayasu, east of Tokyo, Japan.
This, Japan's second robot-run hotel Henn na Hotel ('strange hotel' in Japanese), opened earlier this year.
Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters.

 

Japan's robot-run hotel Henn na Hotel in Tokyo

The dinosaur robot receptionists handle a guest check-in.
Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters.

 

Japan's robot-run hotel Henn na Hotel in Tokyo

Joining the dinosaur receptionists in the hotel lobby are robotic recycling bins.
Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters.

 

Japan's robot-run hotel Henn na Hotel in Tokyo

Even the fish in the water tank in the entrance hall are robots!
Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters.

 

Japan's robot-run hotel Henn na Hotel in Tokyo

Tapia, a concierge robot through which the hotel guests can control equipment in the room such as television, air conditioner or illumination by voice communication or touching the robot.
Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters.

 

Japan's robot-run hotel Henn na Hotel in Tokyo

A man walks past an automatic locker outside the hotel. 
Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters.

 

Japan's robot-run hotel Henn na Hotel in Tokyo

A general view of the Henn na Hotel Maihama Tokyo Bay.
Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters.

Issei Kato in Tokyo