And you thought robots were just for vacuuming? Turns out they have other uses too, namely:
1. Cooking pancakes. Japanese savory pancakes (okonomiyaki), that is. These robots are high-tech and classy, remember.
2. Serving sushi (check out the weird fake hand!)
3. Slicing cucumbers. Really fast.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
4. Bringing beer and snacks to you, on a tray, by voice recognition. Read that again. The future is here!
Here's a short video of the robots at work, at Tokyo's International Food Machinery and Technology Expo, which has just finished.
Apparently, the robots are designed to replace humans by taking over stressful, menial tasks. But how about the stress of losing your job to a robot, eh?