Robot Waiters Efficiently Conquer Service Industry, Thai Food

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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.

[Source: DVice]

Written by Navneet Alang

Navneet Alang is a technology-culture writer based in Toronto. You can find him on Twitter at @navalang

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