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Humans Needs Not Apply: Robot Concept Store, Original+ Looks Unlike Any KFC You’ve Ever Seen

KFC Robot RestaurantKFC in China Opens First Human-Free Restaurant, Where Pear-Shaped, AI-Enabled Robots are the Only Workers

Have you ever wanted to order a bucket of fried chicken without having to speak to a single a human being? Now you can! KFC, in partnership with Chinese search engine giant Baidu, has just opened the world’s first human-free fast food restaurant in Shanghai, reports SoHu.

The intelligent robot concept store, Original+ (pronounced, “Original Plus”), looks unlike any KFC you’ve ever seen. The interior is designed in a traditional Chinese garden style with bamboo, flowers, and jade accents. Customers enter through a big circular doorway. Most remarkable, however, are the restaurant’s workers – small, pear-shaped robots named Du Mi, who take orders and process payments.

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