Homemade robot serves meals in Thai restaurant

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A Thai customer receiving food served by a homemade robotic automated guided vehicle called UBOT-01 at a diner in Hang Dong, Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand yesterday.

The owner of an eatery in Thailand built an automated guided vehicle robot to work as a waiter serving food to customers, mainly aimed at saving hiring costs and attracting customers. The diner's UBOT-01 is a portable robot that operates by following a guided magnetic tape marked on the floor for navigation with safety sensors to detect obstacles.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 03, 2018, with the headline 'Homemade robot serves meals in Thai restaurant'. Print Edition | Subscribe