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A byte to eat

curated by | August 21, 2014

STARWOOD HOTELS is rolling out a robot to help fulfil room-service requests for its guests. The butler known as a “botlr” is being tested in its Cupertino hotel in


Savioke’s Botlr is popular in Silicon Valley but is raising union ire elsewhere. However, Botlr is part of an increasing trend towards automation in business travel which alongside emerging cashless culture is putting the tipping industry at risk.

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