The idea that one day robots could eventually replace certain jobs isn’t exactly a new one. In fact, over in New Delhi, India, it seems that some jobs are already on the verge of being replaced where what could be a first in India, a restaurant has rolled out a pair of robots named Champa and Chameli who will be capable of taking orders and serving customers.
The owner of the restaurant, Basa, claims that while robots in restaurants in India aren’t exactly new, he says that his robots are the first of their kind. This is apparently due to the fact that these robots can roam around freely, while at the same time they are also made in India, unlike other robots that are typically imported from China.
According to Basa, “Though there are several restaurants in India where robots are serving customers, Robo Chef is probably the first restaurant where there is no special track for them. They can move on in any uniform surface.” He adds, “The robots have 17 kinds of sensors that sense the environment, heat, even smoke, identify persons, greet and welcome people.”
Robots being used in the service industry are growing increasingly common. Countries like Japan and Korea already employ robots in various places, like in shopping malls and airports where they can be used to greet customers and passengers, and also provide additional information when needed.