Robot Waiters: A Solution to the Restaurant Industry’s Labor Shortages?

Is robot service the future? Some restaurants believe so

MADISON HEIGHTS (AP) – You’ve probably seen them before in restaurants. They can greet customers, guide them to their seats, serve food and beverages, and even transport dirty dishes back to the kitchen. Some machines have cat-like features and purr when their heads are scratched.

Are robot waiters really the future? The restaurant industry is trying to find an answer to this question.

Many people believe robot waiters will solve the labor shortage in the industry. In recent years sales of robot waiters have risen rapidly, with thousands of machines now moving through dining rooms around the world.