Robots can do the job for $9,400 24/7 and never get sick or join a greedy union that demands $15 an hour for minimum wage work.
Already robots have replaced human workers in a restaurant in China. Lu Dike, Owner of a family restaurant in the northeast China provence of Zhejiang said he is opting to save on employee wages by foregoing traditional servers and using robots instead. Sound familiar?
Besides the savings Lu has experienced, the robots have become an enormous tourist attraction. The automated bots take orders and speak to customers with their forty phrase Mandarin Chinese vocabulary. Each bot navigates the restaurant by sensing magnetic strips in the floor and using optical sensing systems that keeps them from running into walls or people.
The robot costs over $9,400 each, but owner Lu Dike insists that he is still saving money over the long term, reports the Daily Mail. The robots have a lifespan of about five years and run on a rechargeable battery that lasts up to eight hours. Lu claims he is often asks if the bots are up for sale.
“I get asked at least once a day if I’m prepared to sell one of them.
Who knows? Maybe it might be a good sideline.”
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