The future is here, or at least it is in China, where the largest second-generation robot restaurant is run by a small handful of humans and 15 robots! Located in Kunshan City, the restaurant owned by a local impresario who designed the eatery to have robots cook, take orders, serve meals and greet customers as they arrive.
Robot theme restaurants are a hot topic in Japan and now China. Without completely replacing human work, the robots move around freely throughout the eatery’s 3,200 sq ft, following a black stripe with optical tracking sensors.
At this unique restaurant robots greet people when they arrive, take orders on a touch-screen and even cook dumplings in the kitchen. The robot-waiter brings the food to the table and after the meal ends, it politely asks customers to touch its head so it can continue with the work. It’s not long before we’ll all be going to robot-run 3D-printed restaurants to order food also made by robots!