From the ruins of his war-torn city Iraq, της Mosoulis the spectacle of androids slipping back and forth in a restaurant to serve their entertaining clientele emerges.
“Welcome”, “We wish you a good time in our restaurant”, “We will be happy to have your opinion on the quality of our service”, the automated escorts can be heard saying, with red eyes flashing from the shiny blue and white their exterior.
“On TV, you see robots and tables with touch screens United Arab Emirates, the Spain and Japan“, He said Rami Chkib Abdelrahman, its proud owner White Fox which opened in June.
“I’m trying to bring these ideas here to Mosul».
Futuristic servers are the result of technology developed in the northern city, formerly a stronghold of its jihadists Islamic State.
“We saw the idea on social media in more than one restaurant,” he said Abdelrahman, dentist by profession.
Occupied by Islamic state between 2014 and 2017, its northern metropolis Mosoulis still bears the marks of war.
But at dinner time, the restaurant guests who are full every night can escape from the city on a space trip.
An astronaut floating along the mural poses the scene and its views Land and other planets as seen from space give customers the feeling that they are looking out, through the portholes of a spaceship.
The ceilings are full of shining constellations.
But the main attractions of the restaurant remain the two androids, wearing a scarf and a black beret, passing back and forth in the restaurant on rails to deliver orders.
As they approach, the smartphones come out and the children immediately line up next to them for a souvenir.
Time for selfie
The robots are being introduced, he explained Abdelrahman without giving the source, adding that everything in the restaurant is digital, including 15 touch screen tables with built-in menus.
A team from the department Mechatronics of University of Mosul – which integrates various fields of engineering as well as robotics – was responsible for programming and connected a network and server in the restaurant.
Humans have not been completely replaced by machines.
Four young waiters are busy picking up dishes from the robots’ trays and placing them on the tables.
“I have traveled abroad and I have never seen anything like it, not even in Turkey, the Jordan or Saudi ArabiaExclaimed the 50-year-old Bashar Mahmoud a blacksmith by profession, who at that time was having dinner with his wife.