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Craving machine companionship? Japan’s robot hotel is for you

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When you check into Japan’s newest hotel, a mechanized velociraptor in a bellhop cap greets you at the front desk.

“Thank you for your visitors,” it says in awkward English, as it gesticulates with its alarming claws and fangs.

If it’s too off-putting, the other clerks, a female android in a crisp white uniform and Aldebaran Robotics’ pint-sized Nao humanoid robot, are happy to check you in.

Welcome to the Henn-na Hotel near Nagasaki, where the main staff are machines. The name means “strange” in Japanese, and the facility is a bizarre combination of a no-frills business hotel and an amusement park.

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