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Is this the future of room service? Robots used to cater to guests

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The future of room service has arrived, with a number of hotels are now giving the job to robots instead of humans. The Crowne Plaza San Jose-Silicon Valley hotel and the Aloft Hotels brand of Starwood Hotels are utilising androids in the hospitality sector, both created by Savioke. Dash is the latest addition to the Crowne Plaza brand, that is owned by Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG). It stands 3ft-tall and weighs less than 100lbs. Dash is the latest addition to the Crowne Plaza workforce as it tends to customers' needs The robot can navigate between floors travelling at the same speed as a human, and can even call the lift using a special Wi-Fi sensor.


Are robots coming for YOUR job?

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It is far from being the apocalyptic extermination of the human race depicted in films like the Terminator, but it seems the rise of the machines has begun. Robots are starting to perform a growing number jobs of that have traditionally been filled by humans – such as security patrols, courier deliveries and room service in hotels. These include five-feet tall security bots that are patrolling shopping centres and office buildings in California, using a range of sensors to look for anything suspicious. Robots are starting to perform roles that have traditionally been performed by humans. While there are many who fear robots are on the verge of stealing our jobs, it seems they have a weak spot - flat packed furniture.


Savioke - Meet the Relay

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Forget a doorman, this apartment will have a ROBOT: San Francisco building will offer droid that delivers everything from champagne to toiletries

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Jasper apartments in San Francisco is set to offer a robot staff member'Relay' will deliver items to residents who place orders via the in-app menu When a guest places their order, a human staff packs the item into the robot Using Wi-Fi and cameras, Relay summons an elevator and travels up to the unit'Relay' will deliver items to residents who place orders via the in-app menu Jasper apartments in San Francisco is set to include an autonomous robot named'Relay' that will deliver items from an in-app menu to units inside of the building Would you let a robot perform surgery on your EYE? Axsis... Driverless cars are let loose at a Nissan production plant:... Try the brain training game that could boost your vision:... How life first walked on land: Four-legged fossils found in... Would you let a robot perform surgery on your EYE? Axsis... Driverless cars are let loose at a Nissan production plant:... Try the brain training game that could boost your vision:... How life first walked on land: Four-legged fossils found in... Relay stands three feet tall, and has a compartment at the top that can be loaded with items for delivery and moves at teh speed of a human. So far, 12 of these robots have been employed in the US and are in use at five of the world's major hotel brands Apartment dwellers will have use of a valet service, indoor pool, a gym with free classes, among other things, and access to entertaining events like scotch and wine tasting. Once the robot arrives at the correct aprtment unit, it will then call the guest's phone and wait to be met at the door. Man punches kangaroo in the face to save dog being strangled CCTV shows woman hit by a CAR as thieves dodge paying for petrol Mob storm police station and lynch suspected paedophile Watch the original 1972 trailer for'Last Tango in Paris' Christmas advert so touching it's being shared around the world Moment judge gets slapped in the face at 2016 IFBB Diamond Cup Heart-stopping moment child climbs on tracks in front of train Adorable baby'sings' along with Dutch champion beatboxer B-Art Which body types do women like best? Christmas advert so touching it's being shared around the world Adorable baby'sings' along with Dutch champion beatboxer B-Art Which body types do women like best?


Hoteliers would like to employ more robots

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IN A recent blog post, Gulliver expressed his exasperation at having to interact with other humans when he stayed at hotels. After all, in the age of mobile check-in and automated bartenders, it must be possible to swerve most of these pointless encounters (and avoid having to hand over tips for the most mundane services, such as pouring a beer or being shown to your room). One solution that didn't occur to him was robot butlers. The M Social Singapore hotel is introducing a droid that can deliver room service to guests. It navigates using 3D cameras and can negotiate lifts and manoeuvre around people wandering down the corridors.