The UK’s first “robot-themed” restaurant where droid waitresses serve customers has opened its doors to the public for the first time.
Robotazia, in central Milton Keynes, is now welcoming sci-fi fans and anyone keen to swerve being served by people in favour of digital staff.
The managers re-modelled the site with a sci-fi and robotic theme, which serve as backdrops for the droid workers.
Customers will be surrounded by robots when they enter and order from the menu.
Once they order either pizza, jerk chicken, cakes, coffee or cocktails they will find the robots will serve the items directly to the customer’s table.
Even the hand-sanitiser at the entrance is robot-themed.
Snaps taken inside the restaurant show the green-and-white robots zooming around customers at the eatery with trays – ready to serve.
Following the launch the managers posted a message onto the restaurant’s Facebook page, which read: “We wanted to say a massive thank you to all who have visited us and those who have already booked for future dates.
“We are not currently part of ‘eat out to help out”, but if these changes in the remaining days of the scheme we will be sure to let you know via all our social media platforms”.
But, the restaurant is by no means the first to open a robot-themed establishment where customers can avoid being served by humans.
A restaurant operated completely byrobotshas opened in a bid to prevent transmission of the coronavirus between customers.
Country Garden, a Chinese property developer, shared that its robot catering group – Qianxi Group – had opened a restaurant in the city of Shunde, southernChina , that does not employ people.
A spokesman for the organisation said: “Country Garden assistant executive officer and Qianxi Group general manager Qiu Mi that Qianxi Group has built a complete industry chain encompassing back-end supply production (the centralised kitchens) and robotic cooking alongside the operation of the restaurants and the management of robots.”
The company’s restaurant “employs” 20 robots, which are designed to serve several dishes – including Chinese cuisine, fast food, clay-pot rice and a hot pot.
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