Robot Restaurant at Harbin, Heilongjiang (China) has become incredibly popular since its inauguration in June 2012. The credit goes to 20 Robots which cook, serve as well as entertain the visitors.
This is not a Hollywood science fiction movie sequence. Lets get into the inside life of Robot Restaurant. As soon as you enter the restaurant, an Usher Robot welcomes you by extending its robotic arm. In a robotic sound it says :
EARTH PERSON HELLO! WELCOME TO THE ROBOT RESTAURANT.
The robots are life-size ranging from 4.30 ft to 5.25 ft. The robots can convey 10 different facial expressions along with welcoming lines to visitors. The restaurant has a menu with more than 30 dishes. The cost is not too much, as you might be expecting. Average cost of a diner cost around 40-50 yuan (USD $6-8 or GBP £4-5).
The robots cook dumplings and noodles by their own. As soon as a diner orders a meal. The Cook Robots get into action to cook the order. When the meal is prepared, Waiter Robots carries the meal through special tracks made on the floor, to the diner’s table. While the diners are eating, a Singing Robot entertains them.
The Hi-Tech Robot Restaurant has gained world worldwide attention due to its sci-fi touch. Chief Engineer of the restaurant, Liu Hasheng told :
The restaurant was created with investment of 5 Million Yuan (Nearly USD $800,000 or GBP £500,000). Each robot cost around 200,000 to 300,000 Yuan (Nearly USD $32000-48000 or GBP £20,000-30,000). When charged for 2 hours, the robots can work continuously for 5 hours. The staff in the computer room can manage and control the whole robot team. After the busy times during the day, the robots will go for meal (electricity).
Watch this video to get insight of the Robot Restaurant.
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