For anyone terrified about a robot uprising, this viral video of a cute electronic butler will put your mind at ease.
Lucy James, a video producer at GameSpot, posted the adorable robot helper to Twitter after she found it was available at her hotel.
My hotel has a wee robot butler that comes to your room and brings you stuff. This is where the uprising starts, isn’t it pic.twitter.com/wb7FoyL4S2— Lucy James (@lucyjamesgames) March 12, 2018
James posted videos of the little bot bringing a drink to her New York hotel room.
She said: “I’ve never come across one before, and I sort of did a double take when the woman at the check in desk mentioned that they had one.
“The only thing I asked them to send up was a drink from the lobby, but you could ask him to bring up other small items like snacks, toothpaste, etc.”
Update 2: oh my god I actually gasped with glee pic.twitter.com/PgocJXfALy— Lucy James (@lucyjamesgames) March 12, 2018
The robot is an ALO Botlr and makes deliveries, calls lifts and allows guests to rate its performance.
Social media users loved the friendly robot, with the video of it delivering a fizzy drink reaching more than 23,000 views.
Many said that if robots like this one were to take over the world, they’d be just fine with that.
Oh my god it has a tiny bowtie!— 🦕 Jon Davies 🦖 (@SovanJedi) March 12, 2018
But it will be the most adorable uprising you've ever seen— Andrew M. Byrd (@SpeakingPrimal) March 12, 2018
This is so damn cool! (Future robot overlords please take note of my enthusiasm and compliance)— Steven Blomkamp 🌾 (@sblomkamp) March 12, 2018
James said: “I’ve seen a couple of robots in Japanese stores before, and they were typically quite adorable too. I suppose it makes the inevitable robot uprising seem less terrifying.”
She posted the videos from Aloft Hotel in Long Island City, New York.