AI robotic serves clients at Seoul restaurant


Seoul, September 15

“Aglio Kim”, a trolley-like robotic which makes use of synthetic intelligence (AI), is delivering meals to clients at a restaurant in Seoul with a view to minimise human contact and assist guarantee social distancing.

Shortly after clients order via a touch-screen on the desk, the 1.25-meter-tall robotic, developed by South Korean telecom firm KT Corp, brings the meals and makes use of its visible SLAM (simultaneous localisation and mapping) capabilities to keep away from obstacles and navigate round clients.

The robotic can ship meals to as much as 4 tables directly, KT’s AI Platform Business Team chief Lee Young-jin advised Reuters.

The AI robotic is supplied with meals trays which might carry as much as 30 kilograms and an LCD display screen and speaker that talk in each Korean and English.

Aglio Kim, a trolley-like robotic which makes use of synthetic intelligence, is serving meals to clients. Reuters

“Customers found the robot serving quite unique and interesting, and also felt safe from the coronavirus,” stated Lee Young-ho, a supervisor on the Mad for Garlic restaurant which has examined the robotic this month.

From Monday, eating places and cafes within the densely populated Seoul metropolitan space are allowed to open after 9 pm, however should go away two metres between tables and file patrons’ names and phone particulars.

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported 106 new coronavirus instances as of Monday, bringing its whole variety of infections to 22,391 with 367 deaths.

KT stated that they purpose to provide extra robots for eating places this yr and can unveil a second mannequin with AI voice recognition expertise early subsequent yr.

— Reuters



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