Latest in China

Image credit:

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

33 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

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."

Gallery: Robot Restaurant in China | 3 Photos

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.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
33 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2019 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2019 Back-to-School Guide

View
YouTube is removing its direct messaging feature in September

YouTube is removing its direct messaging feature in September

View
Walmart sues Tesla after solar panels catch fire at stores

Walmart sues Tesla after solar panels catch fire at stores

View
Nikon updates its SnapBridge app for faster image transfers

Nikon updates its SnapBridge app for faster image transfers

View
A fourth 'Matrix' movie is happening

A fourth 'Matrix' movie is happening

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr