Robot Waiters And Receptionists In China Restaurant

Robot waiters and robot receptionists serve patrons in the "Continental Robot Experience Pavillion" in the suburbs of Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province.


(Robot waiters in Shandong, China)

The restaurant is running a buffet hotpot business and uses six robots to serve its customers. Currently, the 500-squarere-meter restaurant can admit nearly 100 people dining here at the same time.

Located in the suburbs of Jinan, the restaurant also has a special name, "Continental Robot Experience Pavilion," which sounds more like a robot exhibition hall than a restaurant. Looking at its big French window, customers see more than 10 posters of robots and also can hear the music from the restaurant.

They stop near dining tables and let customers order dishes and drinks themselves before moving to the next table. The six robot waiters can take care of 21 tables and about 100 customers at the same period of time.

A person in charge of the restaurant said the ordering and delivering work were mainly finished by robots waiters, and they only hired a few real people to be administrators and guides. The work in the kitchen still requires real people. He said that every robot was installed with a sensing system, so it would stop automatically when it feels something is in front of it.


(Robot receptionists in Shandong)

Science fiction readers are long familiar with robot waiters; as I recall, R2D2 served as a robotic waiter on Jabba's sailbarge, and of course the waitress WA-7 from Star Wars II Attack of the Clones.


(WA-7 robotic waitress)

The Continental Robot Experience Pavillion is not a true robotic restaurant, since the food is prepared by human beings and there are a few human guides for confused customers. Take a look at this video of the Robotic FuA-Men Fully Automated Ramen Restaurant in Nagoya, Japan.

Don't miss this video of robot waiters in Thailand and the South Korean FURO robot waiter.

Via People's Daily Online.

Scroll down for more stories in the same category. (Story submitted 12/8/2010)

Follow this kind of news @Technovelgy.

| Email | RSS | Blog It | Stumble | del.icio.us | Digg | Reddit |

Would you like to contribute a story tip? It's easy:
Get the URL of the story, and the related sf author, and add it here.

Comment/Join discussion ( 3 )

Related News Stories - (" Robotics ")

Liquid Metal Shape-Changing 'Soft Robotics'
'A mimetic poly-alloy... 'What the hell does that mean?'' John Cameron, 1991.

Walmart’s Autonomous Robot Bees
Are you allergic to autonomous robot bees?

Soft Robotics - Now With 3D Printed Sensors!
'A series of chemelectric afferent nerve-analogues, which permitted it to gauge to an ounce the amount of pressure necessary to snap a bone...' - Roger Zelazny, 1966.

Scaly Yet Soft Robotic Snake
Love those robotic sneks.

 

Google
  Web TechNovelgy.com   

Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for the Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary, the Invention Timeline, or see what's New.

 

 

 

 

 

Current News

IBM's Grain Of Sand Computer
'Our ancestors... thought to make the very sand beneath their feet intelligent...'

Liquid Metal Shape-Changing 'Soft Robotics'
'A mimetic poly-alloy... 'What the hell does that mean?''

The Hammock Caravan And Italo Calvino's Octavia
'Now I will tell you how Octavia, the spider-web city, is made.'

Super-Resolution Microscopy Provides '4D' Views
View the magnified interior of living cells.

Have I Seen The Tesla Roadster Story Before?
'Only it wasn't a vessel. It was an automobile...'

Watch 'Do You Trust This Computer' For Free Today
Thanks for making this available, Elon.

Self-Driving Car Ticketed
This just missed making my day.

Elon Musk Tweets Versions Of Clarke's Operation Cleanup
'Fortunately, the old orbital forts were superbly equipped for this task.'

Burner Generates Temporary Phone Numbers
'Interesting phone system he's got, by the way...'

Walmart’s Autonomous Robot Bees
Everyone loves bees.

EA Created AI That Taught Itself To Play Battlefield
Harmless fun for computer scientists.

Is Teleportation A Death Sentence?
'A long trail of dead, he thought, left across the stars...'

New Brain Scanner Lets You Move Around
'In Bob Arctor's living room his thousand dollar custom-quality cephscope crafted by Altec...'

Can An Entire Brain Be Simulated In A Computer?
'The miles of relays and photocells had given way to the spongy globe of platinum iridium about the size of the human brain.'

Physicists Try To Turn Light Into Matter
If E=mc squared, then... m=E/c squared!

Save Your Brain's Connectome, Upload Yourself Elsewhere
'You've got remote storage. How regular is the update?'

More SF in the News Stories

More Beyond Technovelgy science news stories

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.