16 October 2019
Bhubaneswar: Robots will serve food at a restaurant in Bhubaneswar. The robots named ‘Champa’ and ‘Chameli’ have been bought from a Jaipur-based company at Rs 5.50 lakh each. Restaurant owner Jeet says that the robots can lift dishes up to 20 kilograms. These robots will be engaged in serving food to customers.
"The robots can also collect orders from the customers but as of now we will have our waiters do the job as it needs a human touch," said Jeet Basha. The best feature of the robots developed using SLAM technology need no guided path or environment modification for installation in any restaurant.
“Being inspired by the services by robots in restaurants during my visit to the US, I wanted that kind of service here in Bhubaneswar where a robot can be used in restaurants. Robo Chef is probably the first restaurant in eastern India and the first non-line follower restaurant in India,” said Jeet Basha, Robo Chef restaurant owner.
Champa and Chameli can work up to eight hours once these machines are fully charged. It takes around half an hour to charge the robots, said Jeet who is a Civil Engineer by profession and a restauranteur by passion.