In China a restaurant has opened that is run by robots. There are 12 robots on the staff that cook and deliver food to the tables. They even have two robot hostesses’ that greet customers when they arrive. Each robot cost $6, 500 or the same as a year’s wage.

The owner of the restaurant notes that the robots won’t call in for a sick day or ask for vacation. They only need a two hour charge and they can serve for up to five hours. Three large robots in the kitchen take care of the cooking while four shorter ones serve food. When a robot’s power starts to wear down, another is unplugged to takes its place.

China is the world leader of industrial robots because the government encourages manufactures to turn to automation because of the rising labor costs in China.