You won't find a single "living" employee when you visit the Harbin Robot Restaurant in Chinas Heilongjiang Province. The only people in the restaurant are the guests. Both waitering and cooking are done using robots.
A total of 20 robots work at the restaurant and their tasks span from cooking to entertainment and taking care fo the guests. Guests will receive a warm welcome when they enter the restaurant.
"Earthling, hello, welcome to Robot-Restaurant", will be heard in a robot voice.
The restaurant opened its doors last June and it's already world renowned and continues to grow its popularity. The robots, which can work for five hours on a fully charged battery are not run without the help of people. They are controlled by IT staff from a computerroom.
Haohai Robot Restaurant (中国打开操作机器人餐厅在哈尔滨) is a restaurant located in Harbin, China. This restaurant has 20 robot waiters and cooks that have been designed and made by Haohai Robot Company Co., Ltd. Each robot costs around 200,000 yuan (about 32,000 US dollars) and their robotic serving powers are usually limited to one task. They can work for five hours continuously on a two-hour battery charge.