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COOL! Meet BOTLR...the Robot Butler!

 
COOL! Meet BOTLR...the Robot Butler!

 

Having a butler on vacation is no longer for just the rich and famous. Well, a live one may be, but now a hotel chain has introduced a line of robot butlers that could make you feel like a pampered guest.

Starting next week, Starwood’s Aloft brand will be introducing A.L.O. (pronounced el-oh), a robot butler, a.k.a. Botlr, which will be on-call to fulfill guests’ requests. The three-foot tall robot, dressed in a vinyl collared butler uniform, will deliver requested items like toothpaste or more towels right to a guests’ door.  To get the service, all you have to do is call the front desk, who’ll load the items on the Botlr, punch in your room number, and it will navigate the halls and elevator all on its own.

And while this may worry some who think people are being replaced by computerization, Starwood says that’s not the case here. They insist the Botlrs are just there to free up time employees use for small tasks so they’ll have more time to actually deal with customers.

 

 

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