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Thai Hostess & Her Robot Waiters

Robots normally used in manufacturing  are being put to work as waiters at Hajime Japanese restaurant in Bangkok (April 1st, 2010).  Restaurant owner Lapassarad Thanaphant says she dumped 30,000,000 baht ($927,600 USD) on the Japanese restaurant including the purchase of four robots from Japan, which she hopes will entice people to come and eat.  To complete the effect, the Yaskawa Motoman robots have been dressed up to look like traditional samurai warriors with LCD screens displaying cartoony eyes.  They appear to operate behind a protective glass window, serving trays of food through small slots.  A few more photos follow after the break.

[source: Daylife]

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