Ever heard the saying that one day robot will eventually take our jobs? Well, it is happening, as the Aloft Hotel chain has appointed the first robot butler called A.L.O. to serve on the hotel floors. If this project turns out to be a success, chances are folks visiting an Aloft hotel would likely see more robots than humans.
The folks behind this robot describe it as very charismatic, and also a cyber-associate. The neat looking machine first made an appearance on Tuesday at Aloft Hotel in Cupertino, California. To see this robot in action, folks will have to visit the Starwood Hotels and Resorts owned hotel.
Once folks visit the Aloft Hotel in Cupertino, California, there are only few ways they'll get the chance to interact with A.L.O. and that is to request a toothbrush or a cell phone charger. Visitors can do so via the front desk and request that it'll be done by robot, or directly from their room.
"As of August 20, anyone who wants to see our robot in person can do so at the Aloft Hotel in Cupertino, California," according to Aloft. "The only catch is that you'll have to be a guest there and forget to pack your toothbrush or cell phone charger - because SaviOne is a service robot designed for the hospitality industry. Guests that request items from the front desk can have that item delivered by a robot."
The test program will begin next week, and over time additional Aloft hotels will be able to give visitors the chance to interact with the new robot butler, or Botlr, as the hotel so comically calls it.
Visitors should not be scared of A.L.O. if they are not below the height of 4-feet. The robot is 3-feet tall, weigh around 100 pounds, and is capable of traveling at human walking pace. Interestingly enough, this awesome little robot can travel between floors via the elevators at the hotel.
A.L.O is the first of what could be a popular line of robot butlers, or Botlrs for short. Eventually, these little rascals will be delivering food and greeting guests, among other things.
Robots are taking over our lives, their taking our jobs, and for some strange reason, we're actually impressed at how far things have come. Before long, we'll have SkyNet and robot soldiers keeping the human race in check; mark these words as truth, or as a joke, your choice.