Popular Japanese chain yakiniku introduces Vtuber meat delivery robots as staff

Bye use of robots in the service sector by no means a new topic in Japan, there has been a noticeable surge in gravitation towards it due to some preference for contactless client-server interaction during the pandemic. An example of this is the server robots and delivery robots provided by one fast food restaurant chain. ramen robot staff.

Popular yakiniku chain Watami takes the same trend with a twist. For a limited time, the national grilled meat restaurant chain will be offering Vtuber server robots.

From June 13 to July 10, some Watami stores (Ikebukuro Seibu East Exit Store, Kokubunji South Exit Store, Kawagoe Crea Mall, and Sakado North Exit Ekimae Store) in Japan will offer virtual servers using KettyBot, a touch-screen food delivery robot and tablet.

Robots equipped with a screen displaying the identity of one of three selected Vtubers will greet and guide customers. After the customer sits down, the robot will explain the restaurant to the customer and place the first order using the large order touch screen mounted on the robot in a pre-recorded Vtuber video that hopes to reduce customers waiting for employees.

Of course, the human staff is also on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly.

The three Vtubers who will appear as individuals attached to the staff robot have been selected by voting on the REALITY live streaming app, and their names Hoshizora Natsuno, Chiitaya as well as Kagisuke.

Hoshizora Natsuno

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Chiitaya

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Kagisuke

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