Who said China wasn’t the world’s leading innovator?
For anyone who still has their doubts about whether the Middle Kingdom ought to be renamed the Forward Kingdom comes this fantastic culinary project out of Shanghai which is pushing the boundaries of what technology, AI and gastronomy can be.
While Elon Musk is busy desperately trying to make driverless cars catch on in the West, in China, robotic cooks can already fix you up a full bowl of noodles in 45 seconds flat. The mini-restaurant offers noodles with either beef or pork, in addition to a variety of seasonings to choose from — spicy, not spicy…
Watch how it works in practice below with one diner giving the noodles a resounding “hai keyi.”
You can try the restaurant for yourself in Xuhui District, and it might actually be worth a go. According to Sing Tao Daily, customers so far have been extremely content with the taste of the noodles.
In fact, we first heard about the launch of these futuristic machines back in 2015, but haven’t really noticed them around town since then. However, up in Hongkou District, a Japanse ramen stand did open up last winter, unmanned by a pair of robotic arms.
By Máté Mohos
[Images via Pear Video]
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