Room Service with a glow

S African Robot in Hotel

Lexi, Micah and Ariel deliver room service at Hotel Sky in Johannesburg’s wealthy Sandton district. They provide travel information and can drag up to 650 pounds of luggage from the marble-floored lobby to the rooms. The three concierges couldn’t breathe germs on you even if they wanted to: they’re robots. Even in a land with millions unemployed, the hotel is trying a concept the Japanese have been using for years, Robot staffs. Three robots ride the elevators and navigate the corridors of the 453-room hotel, carrying luggage or delivering room service orders. “It’ll never replace people, but it is going to change the space,” Hotel Sky Managing Director. Reaction to the robots has been mixed. Even highly intelligent robots don’t always “get” what you want.


Room Service please

The fact that robots can’t figure out the “I’m not a robot” checkbox, tells me they’re not ready to take over yet.

“Hey, what do you call a singing computer?”
“I don’t know, what do you call a singing computer?”

Q: What do you call a robot that always takes the long way?
A: R-2 Detour

I’m a robot. Don’t try to tell me otherwise
My mind is made up.


February 16th Birthdays

1974 – Kimberly Dawn Whipany, 1990 – Elizabeth Olsen, 1971 – Amanda Holden

1989 – Kim Su Hyun 1959 – Ice T, 1961 – Andy Taylor


Morning Motivator

People who think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence ought to just water the grass they are on.


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