Wally the (robotic) Butler

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Old Aug 13, 17, 7:41 pm
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Wally the (robotic) Butler

Just finished a 2 night stay @ the LAX RI-has anyone else been in a property w/Wally? Agent @ the desk said they were one of the first properties to get a Wally, but the plan is to roll them out to others.

It was pretty neat to watch him calling for the elevator, parking himself back in the lobby, etc. We rode up in the elevator w/him to the 4th floor, since that's where we were, but I guess having humans in 'his' elevator (only 1 is rigged to recognize his sensors) confused him so much he didn't come out for his delivery.
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Old Aug 13, 17, 7:47 pm
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Yes pretty cool. The New EMC2 hotel in chicago has them also...
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They had one at a Disney hotel I stayed at...

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Old Aug 13, 17, 9:25 pm
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Funny story - I stopped by an Aloft today when out with my parents in Detroit and asked if they had those room service robots the alofts are known for. My mum explained to the security people at the front door that "we're here for the r2d2."

I haven't seen one of these and I stay at a decent number of marriotts, but i'm keeping my fingers crossed. I'd love to see one of these.
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Originally Posted by DrRodneyMcKay View Post
Funny story - I stopped by an Aloft today when out with my parents in Detroit and asked if they had those room service robots the alofts are known for. My mum explained to the security people at the front door that "we're here for the r2d2."

I haven't seen one of these and I stay at a decent number of marriotts, but i'm keeping my fingers crossed. I'd love to see one of these.
These are new this year, I don't think a lot of hotels have them...
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Old Aug 13, 17, 9:59 pm
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So funny esp. because I have a cousin named Wally !
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So funny esp. because I have a cousin named Wally !
How are his butlering skills?

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How are his butlering skills?

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His memory is good, but his movements are very robotic.
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