外文标题：Robots greet, cook and deliver dishes at this restaurant in China
KUNSHAN, CHINA: 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.
Mechanical staff greet customers, deliver dishes to tables and even stir-fry meat and vegetables at the eatery in Kunshan, which opened last week.
"My daughter asked me to invent a robot because she doesn't like doing housework," the restaurant's founder Song Yugang told AFP.
Two robots are stationed by the door to cheerfully greet customers, while four short but humanoid machines carry trays of food to the tables.
In the kitchen, two large blue robots with glowing red eyes specialize in frying, while another is dedicated to making dumplings.
Song told the local Modern Times newspaper that each robot costs around 40,000 yuan ($6,500) — roughly equal to the annual salary of a human employee.
"The robots can understand 40 everyday sentences. They can't get sick or ask for vacation. After charging up for two hours they can work for five hours," he added.
The restaurant, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, follows in the tracks of another robotic eatery which opened in the northeastern city of Harbin in 2012.
Sandeep Lamba (Unknown)
Quite Interesting concept.....looking forward to the same in India....
it won't be long before humans loose legs as they will not have to leave home to go to work,food will be cooked and delivered.May God or what some call nature bless "Human race "
Robotic life pervades the life of modern life !! Greeting , cooking, serving the menial and repetitive jobs are being assigned to Robots !! The labour market may shake with these inventions unless some flaws are noticed !!
AMAZING; IF THE TREND GOES ON THERE WOULD BE A LARGE SCALE UNEMPLOYMENT
Robots are very much reqd in India for traffic controls and at the places of large gatherings.Railway stations and rail crossings need it urgently. We must move in this direction for better life management.
SCL P (India)
Good innovation. Man deserves better work than to be serving dishes at the tables in restaurants, machines should be doing this work.
Abraham Simons (Unknown)
High time India spends money on research and retaining talent.
Well done China!
ravindra Ravindranath (Bengaluru)
Soon Robots may rule the world!
That can not happen in India. The employee association will shout their heart out. Well, I am not blaming them, the huge population need work and robots will make many of them unemployed!
That will increase Unemployment
Great invention!! Anything is possible in this world.
Pramod Bhatnagar (West Chester)
Can robot also improve Chinese goods' quality? Well the invention is interesting. Let Indian brains also work on it.
Parthapratim Choudhury (Unknown)
Beware ! The waiter can give you electric shock !!!!
Amit G (Unknown)
Hmm, very nice, but Chinese product, not sure about the quality. Cost is close to Rs. 4L, it will take 11 years to reach breakeven (if we try to use for household work at our home and if we pay ~Rs. 3000 salary /pm). 11 years is really long time.
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The Common Man (Unknown)
we had one for last 10 yrs..
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Rajeev Pandey (Mumbai) replies to The Common Man
That too he was dysfunctional. Couldn't even open the mouth nor could move the arms. Only word he learnt to speak was LET ME ASK SONIA.
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Mani Menon (Chennai) replies to The Common Man
Hahahaha! Good one, The Common Man!
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MAKE SMALL ROBOTS FOR DOMESTIC USE 1] COOKING 2] DISH WASHING 3] INTERNAL CLEANINESS OF HOUSE & LINEN
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INDIA HAS LARGE MKT FOR IT.. GRAB THIS BUSINESS
Amit Shahane (US)
This is the last thing any human wants to see and interact. Humans are better, and we are depriving humans of their rights and jobs! robots are cool only for kids