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Aloft Hotels is taking on its first “robotic butlers” to deliver items to guest rooms such as newspapers and mobile phone chargers.
The Starwood brand will introduce two Botlrs next week (August 20) at its property in Cupertino in California’s Silicon Valley, which is best known for being home to iconic technology firm Apple.
The two robots, which stand about three-feet tall and will be known as ALOs, will be able to use the hotel’s elevators to get around the property and deliver items to rooms.
The Botlrs have been developed by robotics firm Savioke to perform simple tasks which were previously performed by staff. Instead of tips, the robots accept tweets as a mark of thanks for their service.
Watch the video below to see how the robotic butlers perform their tasks.