Pakistani pizza restaurant has robots to serve diners

Pakistani Pizzaria has robot waiter

By Muhammad Luqman
Japan and China can no more boast of being the only nations in the world with robots serving the diners at the restaurants. A pizzeria in central Pakistan town of Multan now has the robots to work as waiters.
This futuristic restaurant is the brainchild of 23-year-old electric engineer, Usama Aziz, who studied at Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad and created these robots for his semester project. He got the idea from hearing about robotic restaurants in China, which led to establishment of his restaurant The base of these unique servers is made of metal as it needs to balance the whole body. During the test they had problems in balancing the robots as they need to be able to handle around trays with 5kg of food weight. They also had some initial problems getting the servers to the correct table. But now most of the glitches have been sorted out..
The restaurant has the first robot to work on a commercial scale in Pakistan. Over the metal skeleton base, the body is manufactured from fibre glass, and all the other electronics and modules have been sourced locally. The concept restaurant has become quite a hit with people coming in hundreds every day. Kids and diners love to take selfies with the robots, says Usama Aziz.
For now, the restaurant owner is focusing on sorting out the various kinks in the programming, after which he intends to improve on the look and feel of the robots and plants similar outlets in other towns of the country especially Lahore and Islamabad.


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