Many employers are having trouble getting good help these days. Casinos are no different.
Rolling Hills Casino in Corning, California has partially solved that problem. Instead of hiring servers it will buy them. Robot servers, that is.
The casino, owned by Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, recently purchased two robot servers from Richtech Robotics to help at Rock & Brews. They take to-go orders and bus dirty dishes. They can carry about 20 pounds per shelf.
Staff members can program them where to go and sensors guide them to go around obstacles. You know, like a Roomba. Periodically, when they need to recharge they return to their charging stations.
The robots also act as moving advertisements, posting restaurant specials. They even sing “Happy Birthday” to customers.
General Manager Steve Neely told the Red Bluff Daily News: “I went to a restaurant in Las Vegas that was using them and basically doing what we are doing with them here. I saw it, I saw the capability and thought it would be a good idea for us.”