Chips, it’s a robot – with a hi­jab

The Citizen (KZN) - - World -

Kabul – Afghanista­n’s first-ever robot waitress glides up to a ta­ble of cu­ri­ous din­ers in central Kabul and presents them with a plate of French fries.

“Thank you very much,” the ma­chine says in Dari, one of Afghanista­n’s two main lan­guages.

Restau­rant man­ager Mo­ham­mad Rafi Shirzad says the hu­manoid robot, im­ported from Ja­pan and de­signed to look vaguely like a women wear­ing a hi­jab, has al­ready pulled in new cus­tomers.

“Some­times kids jump in joy and sur­prise when they see the robot bring them food.”

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