Japan’s Henn na Hotel, owned by parent company H.I.S., has for several years trialed robots at the front desk. H.I.S.

Skift Take: Forget animatronic robots. But software that replaces repetitive tasks that white-collar workers do in back-offices, tracking devices that can alert when hand sanitizers are empty, and mobility scooters that drive themselves are some of the examples of automation that may be worthwhile.

— Sean O’Neill

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