Beijing HaiDiLao Robotic Hotpot Restaurant Now Flavored By Artificial Intelligence

Automated restaurants of the future used to be so much simpler; consider this one detailed in A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1912:

Kantos Kan led me to one of these gorgeous eating places where we were served entirely by mechanical apparatus. No hand touched the food from the time it entered the building in its raw state until it emerged hot and delicious upon the tables before the guests, in response to the touching of tiny buttons to indicate their desires.

(Read more about Edgar Rice Burroughs' automated restaurant)

Now, though, the whole experience is much more futuristic:

Compare to the robot chef from Robinc, by Anthony Boucher (1944) and the robot cook from Helen O'Loy, by Lester del Rey (1938).

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