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Booey the restaurant robot: Dishing up the future

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Bob Self
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Florida Times-Union
Chef Dennis Chan of Blue Bamboo Canton Bistro works with Booey, the restaurant's new robot.

He's never late. Doesn't complain. Nimbly navigates a crowded dining room while carrying stacked, full trays of food. And he brings a smile to the faces of little children and grownups alike.

The newest employee at Blue Bamboo Canton Bistro in Mandarin also gets a charge out of serving guests.

A compact state-of-the-art robot, "Booey" is programmed to "run" food from the kitchen to a designated table in the dining room where a human colleague then serves it to the guests.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.