Restaurant employs fleet of drone waiters

A restaurant in Singapore is using drones to serve patrons their food and drink, which hover inches above their heads before delivering their order.

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As reported by the NY Daily News, restaurant-bar Timbre is set to start using Infinium-Server drones to deliver food and drinks to patrons created by robotics company Infinium Robotics.

The unmanned devices are able to carry up to 4.4 pounds of food and drink in one trip, the equivalent of two pints of beer, a pizza and two glasses of wine, from the kitchen bar to the dining area.

When ready, the chef is able to place the food on the drone and assign it to a table, prompting the drone to fly to the correct location based on a pre-programmed route.

“With the Infinium-Serve, we can make multiple trips with a lower payload. We can get the food out – fresher and faster”, said Edward Chia, Timbre Group’s managing director, in an interview with China News Asia.

The drones are not intended to replace staff, who are still required to take orders and remove plates from the drones and place them on the table.

Last year it emerged that a luxury hotel in San Francisco was using a drone to deliver Champagne to guests staying at a suite with its own private terrace. 

One Response to “Restaurant employs fleet of drone waiters”

  1. Don Clemens says:

    I just wish that the people shown in the video looked a bit more excited/happy/intrigued. If their responses are indicative of the lack of enthusiasm for this new technology, I don’t think I’d be using it in any restaurant that I might happen to own.

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