Why Denny's New Robot Waiter Has The Internet Divided

If you get the opportunity to be served food by a robot at your favorite restaurant, would you take it? Or would you be disappointed by the lack of warmth and human involvement as you dig into your favorite meal at a restaurant you once loved? If you feel conflicted, you're not alone: customers at Denny's aren't quite sure how to feel right now either. According to Futurism, people are responding negatively after a video clip featuring a robot server gained traction on TikTok

Basically, someone was served eggs and hash browns by a robot called Janet at a Denny's outlet. Apparently, the "three-tiered" robot is meant to serve food when servers at the eatery have their hands full and need a little extra help to cater to their customers' needs. The reactions to the video clip have been divided. Many people were simply not happy with what they saw, expressing their doubts and fears about such a system being implemented at restaurants in the future.

The video is eliciting strong responses

As reported by Futurism, not everyone is on board with the idea of getting robots to serve them at popular restaurants. One of the most highly rated comments on TikTok pointed out that tipping will probably not be a thing in a such a setting. Another commenter wrote that they would stay away from such an eatery because it wouldn't have people. Someone else said, "This is sad. But yet they give machines the jobs they take from citizens."

Others were more optimistic about the idea. One Redditor said that this is actually pretty cool, adding that it's unlikely robots will replace human servers entirely. They also said that servers need to be paid better. Another Redditor noted that servers would still take care of other responsibilities, such as clearing tables and loading them with dishes. Another person on the thread had a more pressing issue in mind: "How long before the Karens start pushing them over?"