Robots serve up food and fun in Budapest cafe

The robots at the Enjoy Budapest Cafe can do it all — they can serve up food and drink, tell jokes, dance with the kids, or just hang out for a chat with customers.

The cafe, opened by IT company E-Szoftverfejlesztő in the Hungarian capital, is staffed by a whole team of robots that aim to help familiarise the public with the technological revolution in automation and artificial intelligence.

The robot waiters follow fixed paths to deliver food and drink orders to customers, who are asked to keep out of their way.

Others serve up entertainment, such as Pepper, a receptionist robot that can hold a conversation and also dance.