Robots deliver dishes to customers at a Robot Restaurant in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China. Opened in June 2012, the restaurant has gained fame in using a total of 20 robots, which range in heights of 1.3-1.6 metres (4.27-5.25 ft), to cook meals and deliver dishes. The robots can work continuously for five hours after a two-hour charge, and are able to display over 10 expressions on their faces and say basic welcoming sentences to customers. Sheng Li is a Reuters photographer based in Eastern China. See more of his work on the Reuters blog.
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