South Korean restaurants use robots to control COVID-19 pandemic

Many restaurants in South Korea have introduced service robots to improve COVID-19 pandemic control. Restaurants use robots to bring food to customers. Some robots have position tracking and ranging. Robots can also make noodles, coffee and even fry chicken - in less than seven minutes.

From January to March, the revenues of 80 percent of South Korean catering enterprises fell by over half year-on-year. In March alone, more than 3,700 restaurants in Seoul closed. Due to the sluggish domestic demand and the coronavirus pandemic, the South Korean government decided to invest 103 million U.S. dollars to promote AI, robots and unmanned services in the catering industry.