There is no great stagnation:
The English-speaking receptionist is a vicious-looking dinosaur, and the one speaking Japanese is a female humanoid with blinking lashes.
“If you want to check in, push one,” the dinosaur says.
The visitor punches a button on the desk, and types in information on a touch panel screen.
And so starts your stay. All or most of the other functions are automated in some manner or another. This bit is clever:
Another feature of the hotel is the use of facial-recognition technology, instead of the standard electronic keys, by registering the digital image of the guest’s face during check-in.
The reason? Robots are not good at finding keys, if people happen to lose them.
The establishment is called Weird Hotel. Snacks are delivered by drones, but the robots still cannot make the beds.
For the pointer I thank the excellent Mark Thorson.