Restaurant in India replaces waiters with robots

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A restaurant in southern India is trying to revolutionise customer service by introducing robot waiters to deliver food and drinks.

CHENNAI (REUTERS) - Hello. This robot will be your server today.

At the Robot Theme Restaurant in southern India, a team of rolling robots will bring your food and drinks right to your table.

They'll even take away the dirty dishes.

While service robots are not new, some imaginative people are finding all kinds of new uses for them.

"We tried out different theme restaurant designs and all that. Later on, we finally decided that we could do something different which is not there in India. That is when we decided on the robot theme restaurant where we could bring robots to actually bring the food," explained restaurant founder Karthik Kannan.

"I have seen these in a lot of abroad countries. So that is when we decided okay, why not bring it to India?"

Inside the restaurant, customers order food using phone tablets at the table.

When the meal is ready, a robot delivers it on a tray.

Customers say the service is exciting.

"We didn't expect such quick delivery and all that. It is very quick and they are very interactive and we are enjoying along with the robots," said Roopa, a customer at the restaurant.

With such a delightful service staff, photos and selfies, surely are also on the menu.

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