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In Japan, a 'Strange Hotel' Will Be Staffed Almost Entirely By Robots Guests will be welcomed to the property by three 'actroids' -- robots with an uncanny human likeness and an ability to engage in intelligent conversation.

By Geoff Weiss

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Front desk check-in by humanoid (humanoid robot).

Rosie, from The Jetsons, eat your mechanical heart out.

While a California hotel may have already employed a robotic butler, Japan's forthcoming Henn-na Hotel is aiming to up the technological ante.

Guests at the Henn-na (or "Strange') Hotel will be welcomed by a trio of "actroids" -- three robot receptionists with a "strong human likeness" and an ability to "engage in intelligent conversations with human guests," CNN reports. Additionally, four service and porter robots will man the property and other robots will clean and complete other menial labor.

Henn na Hotel robot staff

Robot staff
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The concept hotel will be located on the grounds of Huis Ten Bosch, a Japanese theme park in the Nagasaki Prefecture. The first run of 72 rooms will be available on July 17, with an additional 72 rooms slated for 2016, according to CNN.

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Eventually, 90 percent of the property will be run by robots, Huis Ten Bosch president Hideo Sawada says.

An automated staff isn't the only way in which the hotel -- which bears the motto, "A commitment for evolution" -- is toying with experimental tech in the name of driving down prices. Room doors will open with facial-recognition technology, guests can make requests via tablets and radiation panels will detect body heat and adjust room temperatures accordingly.

Henn na Hotel room

Hotel room
Image credit: Henn na Hotel

As to be expected, booking a room at the Strange Hotel isn't your run-of-the-mill experience either. Rather than fixed prices, rooms during peak season will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Prices will be capped, however, at roughly $60 for a single room and $150 for a triple.

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Geoff Weiss

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Geoff Weiss is a former staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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