Mac & Mac's Pick: A new kind of waiter

By WEEK Producer

Mac & Mac's Pick: A new kind of waiter

February 27, 2013 Updated Feb 27, 2013 at 10:31 PM CDT

Guangzhou City, CHINA -- Here's a gimmick designed to attract the attention of young eaters. Or reporters on a slow day...the attention span is about the same.

A restaurant in southern china is attracting customers with a novelty straight out of "The Jetsons": a robot waiter.

It definitely makes the meal unique. However, the robot has some limitations: it moves slowly and is only able to carry about a pound.

On the other hand, a steaming hot dish doesn't bother it and it won't look at you funny if you don't tip.

The restaurant's owner says he's been intrigued by robots since he was a kid.