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Japan’s Robot Restaurant Is a Futuristic Sensory Overload

Robotics and psychedelic lights electrify the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuki, Tokyo.
June 2, 2016, 2:05pm
Charge of the fembots at Robot Restaurant, via Wikimedia Commons

If any one country is truly synonymous with robotics, it is without a doubt Japan. Last year in the country’s Huis Ten Bosch theme park, the Henn-na (“Weird Hotel”) opened, billed as the first staffed entirely by robots. Now the Japanese have another claim to machine fame: a themed restaurant focused on robotics.

Located in Shinjuki, Tokyo, the appropriately named Robot Restaurant isn’t strictly staffed by robots. It would be more accurate to describe it as full-on sensory overload. With a future-carnivalesque atmosphere and enough psychedelic wattage to put Las Vegas to shame, Robot Restaurant is also something of man-machine Pop performance art.

Image via Eddy Milfor under Flickr/Creative Commons license.

Judging by a recently released video that showing the restaurant’s robotic pyrotechnics, this bot parade looks legit. As techno-theater, it’s fantastic, and one can only imagine the wonder people on mind-altering substances will feel walking through it. Whether or not one would actually want to eat the food, however, is another question entirely.

Click here to learn more about Robot Restaurant.


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