Hotel full of robots coming to Tokyo Disney area
The company behind the Henn-na Hotel (Weird Hotel) in Nagasaki Prefecture are opening their second robot-staffed facility, this time near Tokyo Disneyland. The next step is to expand around the world, says the company's president.
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