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Sushi Hana Lynnwood Robot

Peanut the robot waitress is on a roll at Lynnwood’s Sushi Hana

“She’s less RoboCop and more Rosey as she patrols the restaurant, making sure everyone has a drink and good time.”

“A robot named Peanut is the serving sensation at the new Sushi Hana in Alderwood Plaza. You can hear her chipper tune as she glides down the aisles, greeting new diners with cups of ice water. Peanut is about 4 feet tall. She moves swiftly and surely. Pure artificial intelligence in motion. ‘She’s pretty smart,’ restaurant owner Sarah Lee said. ‘It’s part of the entertainment for the kids. Adults, too.’…

“…While Peanut works the aisles, a monorail train system works the other side of the table. Food, made to order, arrives on the inside track. An iPad affixed to the table takes the orders. There are over 90 types of sushi items, plus noodles, hot dishes and favorites such as Japanese fried chicken and calamari. The screen shows the price and ingredients. Tap, add and send. In the kitchen, robotic appliances make rice balls and sheets for the sushi rolls.”

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