Robotic waitress turns heads in Multan
These waitresses can carry 5 kg of food in one go
Robotic waitresses are not only the first in the region, but have also doubled the sales of Pizza.com since early March
By Dimple J
Published: Sun 13 Aug 2017, 5:18 PM
Last updated: Sun 13 Aug 2017, 7:21 PM
Waiters serving you food at your favourite food joint is so old school. A pizzeria in Multan named Pizza.com has put its best foot forward by introducing the first-ever robotic waitresses. Revolutionising the service industry, these robotic waitresses not only are the first of its kind in the region, but have also doubled the sales of Pizza.com since their introduction in early March.
This team of three waitresses named Rabia, Annie and Jennie can not only greet customers but can also navigate to the customer's table, serve meals and return to the counter. If you happen to be in the way of these robotic waitresses, they will even politely ask you to move out of the way!
Osama Jafri, who had studied engineering from the National University of Science and Technology in Islamabad, designed the 25 kg waitresses to help his father Aziz with his restaurant business.
Inspired by videos of waiters in China in the Province of Jiangsu and the northern eastern city of Harbin, Osama designed these waitresses using locally sourced materials that cost him approximately Pakistani Rupees 600,000 to construct over a period of eight months.
Don't be fooled by what looks like a short slender woman wearing a long dress and an apron, these waitresses can carry 5 kg of food in one go. Osama even gave the robots a 'desi' touch by giving them dupattas.
What started off as an exercise to boost sales has turned out to be a viable business plan for Osama who is constantly receiving orders to make and sell these robots.
As for personal plans, Osama is currently working on a new robot for the restaurant's Hyderabad branch in Pakistan.