This won’t be the first time you’ve heard about robots making their mark in China’s food industry. The Harbin restaurant in Heilongjiang Province makes use of robots exclusively to usher guests to their seats, place their orders, and serve the food.
But bringing that robotic trend to all restaurants, should they want to join in, is Chinese restaurateur Cui Runguan. He’s built the ultimate noodle-cutting robot called the Chef Cui that automatically cuts noodles and pushes them into a pot of boiling water for cooking. Perfect for the million or so noodle restaurants in the country.
Runguan explains that the robots he designed were meant to replace the workers at noodle restaurants all over, just as robots are replacing workers in other factories. Each of them will cost about $2,000 each and are currently being mass produced in China. In fact, over 3,000 units have already been sold.