As more gadgets take over the list of trends in today’s society, rapid advances in technology prove to be in control in the food industry. In Kushan, Eastern China, there is currently a widely popular restaurant owned by Song Jugang which combines futuristic technology and delicious meals. Song’s restaurant uses over a dozen robots that cost $6,500 each to serve hundreds of hungry customers every day. It has been recently dubbed as the third restaurant in the world which makes use of humanoid machines for daily business operations. Its out-of-this-world theme does not only satisfy the hunger and thirst of its customers but also lets people see a glimpse of what future businesses would be like as robot technology continuously evolves.
Aside from being waiters, the robots in the restaurant are also designed to greet the customers who walk in Jugang’s restaurant. In addition to this, they are also the ones assigned to cook various Japanese meals within a short period of time. According to Song, it takes approximately two hours for one robot to charge. After that, it can work for five hours straight.
Two robots are placed near the door of the restaurant in order to greet customers as they walk in the eatery; while four other robot machines serve as the customers’ waiters. Inside the kitchen, there are two blue robots assigned to cook different Japanese foods by frying meats and vegetables. Another blue robot is assigned to make dumplings, a savory ball of dough. Although each robot is quite expensive, all of the humanoid machines Jugang uses in his eatery get to prove their worth by attracting more people to eat in his restaurant. As a hand-on business owner, Song is aware of the limited capabilities his robots offer. Because of this, he has hired few human workers in order to monitor the performance of the restaurant’s advanced machines.
The robots the restaurant has understand only a maximum of forty everyday sentences, so the eatery’s human employees still have to load the waiter robots foods from time to time. Nonetheless, it is still quite impressive how all of Jugang’s robots are capable of asking politely for the customers who block their way to move away from their path.
Due to the rising costs of labor in China, it is not surprising how, over time, several businesses are starting to consider using robots to be their permanent employees. Instead of paying roughly 40,000 Yuan a year to a human employee, most employers would rather spend an employee’s annual salary to buy robots that can perform business operations more consistently.
Without a doubt, Song’s restaurant in Kushan is a perfect example of how far robot technology has come in this age of modernization. The fields of Science and Technology have indeed rapidly changed over the years and it is amazing how China is able to successfully reform its remaining weaknesses through innovation and advances in the areas of infrastructure, manufacturing, and publishing. This socio-economic development success of China will certainly not only boost its country’s overall performance but it will also inspire other countries to aim big to become a world leader in science and advanced technology like the Sleeping Giant.
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