Japanese Hotel Lays Off Robots Because They Added To Humans' Workload The website The Verge reports the concierge robots couldn't answer questions about places to visit. Bellhop robots were running into each other in hallways.

Japanese Hotel Lays Off Robots Because They Added To Humans' Workload

Japanese Hotel Lays Off Robots Because They Added To Humans' Workload

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The website The Verge reports the concierge robots couldn't answer questions about places to visit. Bellhop robots were running into each other in hallways.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene, and I am not a robot. NPR is not going the way of a Japanese hotel that began replacing people with robots. The trouble was, they weren't really doing their jobs. The concierge robot couldn't answer basic questions about places to visit. Bellhop robots were running into each other in hallways. The website The Verge reports more than a hundred robots were laid off because they were adding to the workload of the humans they were meant to be replacing. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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