China's Space Capsule Hotel Has Robot Staff

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It's not staffed entirely by robots, mind you. There are earthlings on duty, too!

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Recently, a "space-themed" capsule hotel has opened in Shenzhen, China, reports website The Nanfang Insider. The hotel has a groovy 2001 vibe going on:

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There's a robot doorman, it seems, and a waiter bot to bring you the drinks you order from a touch screen tablet. Pretty neat! There seems to be a person working the front desk—among, most likely, many other jobs.

Here are the capsules where guests sleep as well as the bathrooms and the laundry.

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These computers are available to use.

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The laundry room.

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And the bathroom.

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This photo, with the tablet and the girly pic, is from the hotel's official site. Hey, space exploration is a lonely business!

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SPACE-THEMED CAPSULE HOTEL OPENS IN SHENZHEN [The Nanfang]

Photos: 鹏恒太空舱酒店

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