Meet Pakistan's robot waitresses: Rabia, Annie & Jennie

A restaurant in Multan has decided to get Robots to serve food to customers, it is Pakistan's first and probably the future of the restaurant business.

Pizza on demand served by Robots

Pakistan's first robot waitresses serve customers at an upscale pizza restaurant in Multan.

Rabia, Annie and Jennie greet customers and bring them their pies at Pizza.com, where owner Osama Jafari -- who built the prototypes himself -- says the response has been a surge of new business.

Jafari said he was inspired by videos of robot waiters in China. The 24-year-old, who studied engineering at Islamabad's National University of Science and Technology, said he began working on a prototype with the support of his parents. (AFP)

The future of Restaurants

Jafari said he sourced and fabricated all parts for the robots locally, building them for $6,000.

He is already working on the next generation, which he says will be more interactive, able to respond to customer's questions, and hopes to spread his robot staff to his family's other restaurant in the southern Pakistani city of Hyderabad. (AFP)

'Feels good to be served'

Jafri said, "the response that we got is actually tremendous. People are loving it. My friends, family members and all the local people here."

"It is an innovation," a customer, Hamid Bashir said.

"It feels good to be served like that and it is a good entertainment for the children," he added. (AFP)