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Hideo Sawada, who runs the hotel as part of an amusement park, insists using robots is not a gimmick, but a serious effort to utilize technology and achieve efficiency.Henn na Hotel, as it is called in Japanese, was shown to reporters Wednesday, complete with robot demonstrations, ahead of its opening to the public Friday.Robots aren't good at finding keys, if people happen to lose them.The system is called "robot cloak room".Robots have long been used here in manufacturing."And they still can't make beds," said Sawada, who has also engineered the rise of a popular affordable Japanese travel agency.He has big ambitions for his robot hotel concept and wants to open another one soon in Japan, and later abroad. He is also eager to add other languages, such as Chinese and Korean, to the robots' vocabulary.
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