Hilton hotels is pilot testing use of a social robot, Aldebaran/SoftBank Robotic’s Nao, to act as concierge for its chain of hotels in the US. This is a partnership with IBM using the IBM’s Watson supercomputer. The robot is called “Connie” after company founder Conrad Hilton, can already be found in the Hilton McLean hotel in Virginia. Guests can ask it questions about nearby restaurants, tourist attractions, and hotel information, but it can’t check them in quite yet.
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