Automated Restaurant Waiters: Bellabot Waiters

British restaurant chain Bella Italia has announced it is testing a fleet of BellaBot waiter robots. Waiters are capable of performing basic tasks such as taking customer orders, bringing customers their food, and carrying dirty dishes from tables to the kitchen. In addition to these tasks, BellaBot waiters are able to display facial expressions with their large eyes and digital display.

BellaBots were developed by the Chinese robotics and automation company Pudu Robotics. The original name of the robot is the PuduTech robot, although it has been renamed to fit the Bella Italia environment. The BellaBot fleet will first be piloted at one Bella Italia location, where the company will assess the value of robot workers in terms of operating costs, efficiency and staffing constraints.

Image Credit: Pudu Robotics