Post coronavirus restaurants: These little robots may soon replace human waiters
Coronavirus is going to change our way of life forever. Restaurant is one of the businesses decimated by the deadly coronavirus. Even after this over, there is no guarantee that people will flock to restaurants like they used to before the coronavirus.
Maybe there is an answer in the use of little robot waiters that enable restaurants to serve their customers to avoid exposing human waiters to possible coronavirus risks. For example, at a fresh seafood restaurant Robot.He is located in Alibaba’s Hema Supermarket, a little robotic waiters wheels up to the table, raises its glass lid to reveal a steaming plate of local Shanghai-style crayfish and announces in low, mechanical tones.’ The robot is guided by a software system that uses customer-submitted QR codes to figure out seating, ordering, and payment, via the Hema app.
Below is a video of Freshippo robot serving customers at Robot.He supermarket in Shanghai.