Once again, Japan’s famed robots have been proven to be useless.
The latest in robot revolution: Japan's robot hotel fires much of its robots after they created more work. “When you actually use robots you realize there are places where they aren’t needed—or just annoy people.” https://t.co/9nfJBX2d8I @AlastairGale @mochi_wsj
— Yoko Kubota (@Kubota_Yoko) January 15, 2019
WSJ —Yoshihisa Ishikawa’s one-night stay at a robot-staffed hotel in western Japan wasn’t relaxing. He was roused every few hours during the night by the doll-shaped assistant in his room asking: “Sorry, I couldn’t catch that. Could you repeat your request?” By 6 a.m., he realized the problem: His heavy snoring was triggering the room’s robot “butler”...more…
For years I have railed against Japan’s humanoid robots that don’t actually have any useful function —Japan hits a dead-end for its useless robots (3Yen | 2010-07-17). Finally, The Wall Street Journal has decided to write an exposé of this neverending fraudulent story of Japan’s faux-robot workforce.