The days of Anime-style robotic waitresses are upon us thanks to a new, surprisingly practical service robot called FURO the Emotional Service Robot.
Designed by Korea's Future Robot, instead of a typical head the robot has a screen that displays an Anime-like female character capable of expressing a wide array of emotional expressions. Fused to the robot's hands is a large touchscreen panel that allows one to fully interact with and order from the robot with just a few simple gestures and a credit card swipe through FURO's front-mounted payment slot. You can see video of the FURO robot in action here.
Via Plastic Pals