Robots at your service!
A restaurant in the Netherlands is turning to robots to help serve customers while still complying with social-distancing guidelines.
The restaurant-owner Shaosong Hu is deploying the robotic waiters at his restaurant in the Dutch beachside town of Renesse to pick up dishes, serve food, and greet customers with ‘hello and welcome’ once the restaurant reopens this week.
They will use them to make sure the 1.5 meters (5 feet) distance needed during the corona crisis stays.
The pair bots will have some personal flair, including a scarf and are even awaiting two human names, the selection of which is currently the subject of a competition on Instagram.
Dutch restaurants have been hard hit by the crisis and have been closed for over two months.
As of next week, they will be allowed to reopen but with a maximum of 30 customers.