Someday, there will be no human staff at the upcoming Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki, Japan. There will be no keys. Instead, a robot will check you in. You'll open the door to your hotel room via facial recognition technology. The rooms will sense body heat and adjust temperature accordingly.
The hotel is currently going through a soft launch with humans working alongside the robots. But those humans know their days are numbered. The "Strange Hotel" wants to have almost every task performed by robots. That includes checking you in and out, carrying your luggage, and cleaning the room after you leave. It's all the effort to make it "the most efficient hotel in the world" — by making sure the staff is 90 percent robot.
This hotel will open at the Huis Ten Bosch theme park, but the company wants to take the concept global and set a goal of opening 1,000 robot-powered lodgings. The price is remarkably cheap—between $60-75 USD per room. It sounds like it's from the far future, but the hotel is set to open in July.