China opens futuristic restaurant staffed exclusively by AI-powered robots

China to open restaurant fully staffed by robots, including droid waitresses, automated baristas and AI-powered chefs

  • The restaurant in Foshan, South China, has more than 20 different types of robots
  • Fascinating footage shows robot workers cooking noodles and making burgers
  • It can serve nearly 600 guests simultaneously with hundreds of freshly prepared dishes
  • The owner said the eatery would be perfect for guests in the corona virus crisis

Diners in China can now go to a restaurant and finish a meal without talking to or even meeting a human worker.

In the southern province of Guangdong, a restaurant, fully staffed by robots, has opened, with over 20 types of machines that do everything from waiting, cooking, delivering food and making coffee.

The futuristic eatery would be a perfect solution for customers concerned about catching COVID-19, the owner said.

A restaurant operated exclusively by more than 20 different types of robots has opened its doors in China

A restaurant operated exclusively by more than 20 different types of robots has opened its doors in China

The high-tech eatery with droid waiters can serve nearly 600 customers simultaneously with hundreds of robot-cooked dishes, according to the restaurant.  The photo is a screenshot of the futuristic images of AI-powered chefs preparing a hamburger in Guangdong, China

The high-tech eatery with droid waiters can serve nearly 600 customers simultaneously with hundreds of robot-cooked dishes, according to the restaurant.  The photo is a screenshot of the futuristic images of AI-powered chefs preparing a hamburger in Guangdong, China

The high-tech eatery with droid waiters can serve nearly 600 customers simultaneously with hundreds of robot-cooked dishes, according to the restaurant. The photo is a screenshot of the futuristic images of AI-powered chefs preparing a hamburger in Guangdong, China

Foodom, the over 21,500 square foot restaurant, opened on June 22 in Foshan, Guangdong Province in southern China.  The photo shows an automated barista in the eatery

Foodom, the over 21,500 square foot restaurant, opened on June 22 in Foshan, Guangdong Province in southern China.  The photo shows an automated barista in the eatery

Foodom, the over 21,500 square foot restaurant, opened on June 22 in Foshan, Guangdong Province in southern China. The photo shows an automated barista in the eatery

The high-tech eatery with droid waiters can serve nearly 600 customers simultaneously with hundreds of freshly prepared dishes, according to the restaurant.

Foodom, the over 21,500-square-foot restaurant, was unveiled on June 22 in Foshan, Guangdong Province in southern China.

The eatery was launched by a Chinese property developer, Country Garden, under its droid catering group, Qianxi.

A promo video released by the company shows droids with outstretched arms preparing the food while machine waiters deliver the dishes to the guests.

The robot-staffed restaurant serves a wide variety of cuisines, from traditional Chinese dishes like stir-fry and clay-pot rice to fast foods like burgers and fries.

Customers can be served with a robot-cooked meal within 20 seconds of ordering.

Customers can be served with a robot-cooked meal within 20 seconds of ordering.  The photo released by the restaurant shows a machine delivering the food to the restaurant

Customers can be served with a robot-cooked meal within 20 seconds of ordering.  The photo released by the restaurant shows a machine delivering the food to the restaurant

Customers can be served with a robot-cooked meal within 20 seconds of ordering. The photo released by the restaurant shows a machine delivering the food to the restaurant

Country Garden already opened a restaurant partially staffed by robots in January, but the new eatery is being upgraded with machines to prepare the food without human contact

Country Garden already opened a restaurant partially staffed by robots in January, but the new eatery is being upgraded with machines to prepare the food without human contact

Country Garden already opened a restaurant partially staffed by robots in January, but the new eatery is being upgraded with machines to prepare the food without human contact

Country Garden already opened a restaurant partially manned by robots in January, but the new eatery is being upgraded with newly developed machines to prepare the food without human staff.

Company said that Foodom is made to improve food hygiene by completely avoiding human contact.

“In a post-virus era, such robot restaurants can avoid human contacts in multiple stages. This type of eating style meets current needs and represents the trend of the future, “said the real estate developer.

The Chinese company claims that the robotic manned eatery is the first of its kind in the country and even the world.

The company said Foodom was created to improve food hygiene by completely avoiding human contact.  In the photo you see AI chefs making stir-fry dishes

The company said Foodom was created to improve food hygiene by completely avoiding human contact.  In the photo you see AI chefs making stir-fry dishes

The company said Foodom was created to improve food hygiene by completely avoiding human contact. In the photo you see AI chefs making stir-fry dishes

From temperature-sensing sunglasses to hospital droids, artificial intelligence technology has been widely used in China after the coronavirus pandemic.  The photo shows a robot serving hot food at the robot restaurant in Foshan, Guangdong Province, China

From temperature-sensing sunglasses to hospital droids, artificial intelligence technology has been widely used in China after the coronavirus pandemic.  The photo shows a robot serving hot food at the robot restaurant in Foshan, Guangdong Province, China

From temperature-sensing sunglasses to hospital droids, artificial intelligence technology has been widely used in China after the coronavirus pandemic. The photo shows a robot serving hot food at the robot restaurant in Foshan, Guangdong Province, China

From temperature-sensing sunglasses to hospital droids, artificial intelligence technology has been widely used in China after the coronavirus pandemic.

Patrol officers were seen wearing AI-powered sunglasses with infrared cameras to monitor pedestrian temperatures in a popular park in Hangzhou, eastern China.

A few droids were also seen delivering medicines and food to patients and collecting sheets and medical waste in China’s southern province of Guangdong.

The Chinese authorities are also using facial recognition, AI and big data cameras from the world’s most advanced mass surveillance system to track coronavirus carriers.

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