Themed restaurants are all the rage these days – heck, even Kim Jong Il has a line of establishments with pretty, dancing waitresses (no, really). But pirates or weird maid outfits are nothing compared to Hajime in Thailand – a restaurant that uses robots for staff.
The robots, who are dressed up look vageuly like ancient Thai warriors, serve food through a central path. Customers order through a touch-screen system and the robots deliver their orders. They also, for reasons that remain somewhat inexplicable, dance while they serve food, which seems like a fitting mix of entertaining and just a little bit creepy.
The restaurant was opened by Lapassarad Thanaphant,who spent nearly a million dollars to get things up and running. Now that she owns a successful establishment that mixes both Thai food and robots, I’d say she got her money’s worth.