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A restaurant in China lets robots do a lot of the work

Edgar Alvarez, @abcdedgar
August 15, 2014
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Let's face it, the Robot Apocalypse is near. Just a few days ago, we met A.L.O Botlr, a robot from the high-tech Aloft Hotel in Cupertino, California that acts as a butler. Naturally, the food industry, as important as it is, couldn't stay behind, so here's where a new restaurant in China comes in. Simply called Robot Restaurant, the place, located in Kunshan, China, has over a dozen androids in its staff. Some of them are waiters, others cook and a couple greet customers as they come in -- sorry, everyone, no booze-carting servers here. Robot Restaurant's owner and founder, Song Yugang, that his peculiar staff members can understand about 40 "everyday sentences," making them smart enough to interact with human customers. Most importantly, he adds, "They can't get sick or ask for vacation. After charging up for two hours they can work for five hours."

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This isn't the first robot restaurant in China, though. Almost four years ago, a robot manufacturer opened a similar eatery in Shandong province, and it featured a fleet of seven androids. At this rate, we'll soon have to tip our waiters with portable batteries.

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