Food serving reduces the risk of infection by reducing human-to-human contact with robots.

Cooking is distributed to robots at 2:32 p.m. on September 28 due to reduced human-to-human contact and reduced risk of infection.

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It is expected that IT companies will develop robots that read the arrangement of dining seats with sensors and distribute dishes, reducing the burden on clerks, reducing human-to-human contact, and reducing the risk of infection with the new coronavirus.
SoftBank Robotics Co., Ltd., which develops robots, announced a new robot in Tokyo on August 28.

The front-mounted sensor reads the seating arrangement, creates map data for the store, designates seats for employees to carry food, and carries the food while avoiding obstacles.

When a customer lifts a dish on a tray, the robot returns to its close to Chubo, reducing the burden of employees repeatedly moving around the store for serving.

Many restaurants are taking measures such as dividing the audience with transparent sheets in the wake of the spread of the new coronavirus, but the company that developed it thinks that if the distribution is left to the robot, the contact between the clerk and the customer will be reduced, and the risk of infection will be avoided.

The company is planning to start lending robots to restaurants in January next year.

Fumihide Sasazawa, president of SoftBank Robotics, said, “In addition to reducing the burden on employees, we can contribute to reducing contact between people as much as possible. We would also like to consider using it in hotels and warehouses.”