The Robot Waiters In This Japanese Cafe Are Controlled By People With Paralysis

Whether it’s autonomous delivery bots dropping off pizza, robot-bartenders, or automated waiters, it’s clear that robots have a growing place in the food industry. But a new Japanese pop-up cafe located in Tokyo offers a far more uncommon — and potentially transformative — spin on this premise. Called Dawn ver.β, the temporary eatery is staffed by robot waiters operated remotely by paralyzed individuals, who can control the robots from their own homes. The cafe is based on the 2008 anime Time of Eve, set in a future in which androids are commonplace. READ MORE ON: DIGITAL TRENDS

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RoboticsYusra Hamid