Last updated: 02:03 PM ET, Fri March 06 2015

This Robotic Butler Proves the Future Has Arrived

Hotel & Resort | Donald Wood | March 06, 2015

This Robotic Butler Proves the Future Has Arrived

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The world of automated service has been stretching the limitations of our imagination for years, but the Aloft Silicon Valley Hotel in Newark, California, has changed the game with its robotic butler.

Called “Botlr," the hotel’s automated robot has the ability to deliver room service to a customer using a camera and sensors to determine its course, according to Adam Justice of the International Business Times.

The excitement surrounding the robot butler stems from a video 44-year-old traveler Scott Sigrist posted on YouTube. As seen in the video below, the fully-automated robot travels to the customer’s room and returns to the lobby without any assistance:

Technology has come so far over the years, and it is no surprise that a creation like the “Botlr” would come from Silicon Valley. This portion of the San Franciso Bay area is filled with the top high-tech corporations and tech startup companies.

Judging from the video, the robot delivery system looks easy to use for the customer. “Botlr” has several unique features that make it appealing; including an interactive touch-screen menu, friendly prompts and even a celebratory dance once the robot is given a five-star review.

Add in a butler bow tie painted on the front, and this is one of the amenities a hotel could add in the future to sway travelers to stay with them. The experience is fun and unique enough to leave a lasting impression on a visitor.

Whether you are an adult or a child, who wouldn’t want to get a delivery from a friendly robot?

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