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Restaurant hires robots as waiters in China

Diners at a restaurant in China will no longer have to deal with human errors from their waiters.

Inspired by the Bots cafe from the US hit shot Sam and Cat, a restaurant owner in China has created an eaterie filled with robots.

The cafe in Ningbo, a seaport city in northeastern China’s Zhejiang province now has automated waiters who take orders and serve food to any table within the restaurant – and tell customers to enjoy their meal in Mandarin.

The machines navigate their way around with the use of an optical sensing system.

Although wages for the robots are non-existent, they still do not come cheap, costing at least £6,000 each.

But with a five-year-warranty on each one, and the fact that they only need to be charged four-hours-a-day, the owner Lu Dike, 48, says that in the long-term it will save him a fortune in wages.

The machines are a popular draw at the restaurants, with diners wanting to experience being serviced by them.

They also have the capability to speak up to 40 phrases in Mandarin Chinese, such as ‘enjoy your meal’.