Robots wait on you in this Chinese restaurant

At China's Dalu Rebot (sic) restaurant, patrons are greeted by robot receptionists and attended by robo-waiters. Fortunately, real-life cooks are on hand in the kitchen.

Juniper Foo

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A food delivery robot shows off the goods at a robot restaurant in Jinan, in China's Shandong Province (click to enlarge). Cui Jian/ChinaFotoPress

China is turning out to be the new Japan, judging by all the cool tech stuff it's turning out, including, now, robot waiters. Sign of the times? At China's new Dalu Rebot (sic) restaurant in Jinan, patrons are greeted by two robot receptionists and attended by six robo-waiters (and no, they don't accept tips).

The brains behind the robot restaurant is the Shandong Dalu Science and Technology Company, which plans to roll out more robo-servers for the eatery, which can accommodate 100 diners at the same time.

Since these tin heads don't have the smarts or sophisticated circuitry of a Biennial Man, they follow a precise tracked route when serving food and drinks. Fortunately for guests' taste buds, real-life human cooks are on hand in the kitchen to work up the gastronomic fare.

(Source: Crave Asia)