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Autonomous Indoor Serving Robots Set To Invade Restaurants Near You

• https://www.zerohedge.com, Tyler Durden

For years we've spoken about the automation wave that is set to sweep across the food industry, but it wasn't until the virus pandemic when demand for automation, producing a contactless environment between patron and employee, absolutely erupted. 

Two companies making robots for restaurants are Bear Robotics, a robotics and artificial intelligence company, and SoftBank Robotics Group, a robotics manufacture. They have jointly designed a new robot named Servi that will be sold to foodservice and hospitality companies.

Both companies expect "skyrocketing demand for these autonomous indoor robots in restaurants and other dining venues," stated a Bear Robotics and SoftBank Robotics Group press release.  

"Servi has been developed to be a new member of the food service workforce to assist staff and elevate the overall customer experience. Servi's agility and object detection put its safety in a class of its own. This has resulted in significant interest in from the hospitality market in Japan, Korea, and the United States. Servi comes with additional features like bussing, drink delivery, and patrol mode. This will allow restaurant and dining hall owners to maximize their operating efficiency, while also elevating service quality to customers," the press release said.

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Comment by PureTrust
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It's all supply and demand. If robots can do the job better, let them. Think of this. If robots took over all the jobs, we could all go on welfare at 10,000 times the going rate. We could travel. We could farm. We could climb mountains. We could bask on a beach. Robots would do everything, and for free, because they could be designed to do it all without pay. They could even mine the metals they used in themselves, and repair themselves. And if anybody wanted to, he could get out there and work for a fun living. Personally, I can't wait for the choice to be free from labor if I want.

Comment by Anonymous
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(PART A.) We want robots to clean dangerous chemicals or radiation spills to save the lives of humans. We do not want them to serve us food. People need jobs, when all the jobs are taken by robots there will be no need for humans and that is a tragedy. Robots are mathematically based programs that mimic human biological thought processes. A philosophical statement that was made in Latin by René Descartes, usually translated into English as "I think, therefore I am" is not that we are unique as humans versus machines, we can be mimicked and uniquely so; but we humans need a habitat like earth and it is ours to populate not the machines, machines can exist in extreme hostile environments. When the fish begin to think and talk and build will we invade their sea territory and declare it ours will the thinking machine declare the sea theirs, no the issue is that we must not allow the sacrifice of humans for machines and leave the sea's beings evolution to them.

Comment by Anonymous
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(PART B.) Will it be a better world with all jobs taken by machines so that people have no jobs, only if humans are given all they need to flourish. Capitalism unfortunately at this juncture in the scheme of machine evolution does not favor human existence, therefore the machines must be limited in their role to the extent that they be used to enhance the flourishing of human kind or the machines will be the enemy of mankind with extreme repercussions following. So take sides assert you are human and machines must serve us our stay out of our way. In terms of evolution God created humans and they subsequently evolve mentally, emotionally and in all ways, yet a machine can be built in a flash with any number of integrated systems to mimic human traits that took long periods to attain. The risk of humanity committing suicide by devising a machine that mimics humans and does not know that it is best it not interfere with the progress of humanity is a threat.

Comment by Anonymous
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(PART C.) So teach the -immortal- robots well that they could be good robots to create all things for humanity, farming, manufacturing and protecting the rights of humans which ultimately will cramp some aspects of the human free market, but would take humanity to a new level of beneficial support. Oh but that it could be so simple, alas it is feared that we humans as we contemplating the temporary nature of life will muse Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio..............The main character Hamlet says this phrase when he is with Horatio, speaking to the gravedigger. ... I knew him, Horatio: a fellow/ of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.” This phrase tells us that Hamlet is contemplating the temporary nature of life, as he looks at Yorick's skull.



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