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Into the future! Robots COOK up a storm in this restaurant

August 19, 2014 10:45 IST

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It's more teatime than Terminator -- a restaurant in China is electrifying customers by using more than a dozen robots to cook and deliver food.

The robots at this restaurant greet customers, deliver dishes to tables and even stir-fry meat and vegetables.

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Photographs: Sheng Li/Reuters
Tags: COOK , China

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A robot that specialises in cooking, prepares “jiaozi”, or Chinese dumplings, at the Robot Restaurant.

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A robot delivers a dish to customers. The robots can work continuously for five hours after a two-hour charge, and are able to display over 10 expressions on their faces and say basic welcoming sentences to customers.

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Customers watch a robot cooking dishes at the restaurant. Each robot costs around 40,000 yuan ($6,500) -roughly equal to the annual salary of a human employee.

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The staff deliver dishes to the customers. The restaurant has a total of 15 robots in heights of 1.2 metres.

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The round-headed waiter robots can only move along fixed paths, and politely ask customers to move out of their way whenever their routes are blocked.

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A boy touches a robot that specialises in delivering drinks.


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Staff help the mechanical bots line up their trays as they prepare to serve customers. 


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