Robots at a Bar
Have you ever felt like the server bringing you lunch at
your corner restaurant might just be an emotionless automaton that has no
feelings at all. Well if your corner of the world happens to be located in the
city of Harbin, which is nestled in Heilongjiang province in China and your
local restaurant happens to be Robot Restaurant then you may just be right.
The restaurant, which is fast becoming popular with tourists
in the region, is mostly robot run. A robot will bring you to your seat, bring you
your meal and may even cook parts of it for you. For the time being the robots
are only acting as short order cooks for simple items such as noodles. The
robots will even sing to you while you eat, which is more than most human
servers will do.
The robots that do the seating and entertaining run on
tracks in the floor. A set of robot arms delivers meals by lifting your food
off of a conveyor belt that is suspended above the table. The dozen or so
robots that run in the restaurant do five hour shifts, and can make about 10
If you don’t want to go to China for a robot style restaurant then try checking
out Momentum Machines
and their big plans for robot burgers in the USA. If that is still too far, then
consider a robot for your tea.