Future Foodie was in Tokyo, Japan, the absolute mecca of automated dining experiences and robots in restaurants.
At a standard breakfast chain in Tokyo (the equivalent of a Denny’s), we ordered our food from a screen on the table and were served by a robot with multiple trays and kitten ears. Check it out:
Conveyor belt sushi is a must in Japan – we visited a popular, budget-friendly sushi joint in the neighborhood of Shinjuku. Once again, we ordered on a screen. When the sushi was soon to arrive, we received an alert on the screen, and it came rapidly sliding out on the conveyor belt. Check it out here:
Artificial intelligence, automated experiences, and robotics are one solution to Japan’s rapidly shrinking labor force. Do you think we’ll ever see this level of automation and robots in the United States?