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California hotel hires robot butlers

If you plan to stay in Cupertino's high-tech Aloft Hotel in the near future, don't be surprised if you open your door to a 3-foot-tall robot carrying extra towels or breakfast. It's the Starwood property's new butler (officially called A.L.O. Botlr, which is short for "robot butler," of course) programmed to assist the hotel's concierge in catering to your requests. The 100-pound machine comes with a 7-inch tablet screen to interact with guests and staff, as well as 4G and WiFi connections so it can call elevators when it needs a ride. #tech


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