You’ve just arrived at your hotel. A nice porter has carried your bags to your room. And he’s now hovering by the door expectantly.
If this situation is enough to bring you (and your wallet) out in a cold sweat, you’ll be delighted to hear that Aloft Hotels has announced the debut of robotic butlers, or Botlrs, at its Silicon Valley location.
Complete with bow ties, the devices are capable of navigating lifts and corridors to visit guests in their rooms, and can even deliver room service.
Admittedly, this won’t be good news for people who work in the hotel industry. But as Botlrs only ask for a tweet to say thanks for their service, it sure makes the decision about whether or not to tip a hell of a lot easier.