Valley cafes go digital-first with ‘Made in Nepal’ technology

If you walk into the aptly-named Naulo Restaurant in Kathmandu’s Durbarmarg, you are in for a novel dining experience. Instead of a traditional hostess, five robot servers will welcome you in and instead of thumbing through a menu, you order food through a monitor placed at every table.Naulo might hold the distinction of being Kathmandu’s first automated restaurant but its futuristic vibe isn’t the only thing that’s drawing in diners—unlike a few other restaurants that also employ robots, Naulo’s five servers have all been built in Nepal.The brainchild of alums of the Pulchowk-based Institute of Engineering, the robots, Ginger and Ferry, were built by Paaila Technology, a Nepali company that specialises in robotics and AI technology. Valley cafes go digital-first with ‘Made in Nepal’ technology
Alisha Sijapati
Published at : August 14, 2018
Updated at : August 14, 2018 15:12

Alisha Sijapati

Alisha Sijapati is an arts and culture reporter at The Kathmandu Post, primarily covering human interest stories. She is intrigued by history, culture and films. Before joining the Post in 2015, she worked as a journalist for The Himalayan Times and ECS Media.