A robot cat saves waitresses in an RPA in Quebec – Le Journal de Québec

The Saint-Philippe Retirement Residence (RPA) purchased a robotic cat last Saturday to meet the needs caused by the lack of staff in its catering team.

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It’s a $20,000 purchase that the residence hall staff already considers an investment rather than an expense.

“I used it, I set up three tables at once and it saved me so many steps and time,” says a waitress. “I loved!”

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The robot cat, with its 16 plate capacity, is not only used to serve dishes, it is also used to return dirty dishes to the dishwasher.

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The general director, Johanne Nadeau, wants to clarify in an interview on LCN that she did not buy a robot to cut jobs.

“I come back from engineering to help you and make sure my on-site team is less tired after a shift,” she explains.

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In addition to filling the gaps created by labor shortages, the robot cat has also been adopted by customers.

“It’s fun,” it entertains people,” said this resident.

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Ms. Nadeau shares that the company plans to acquire three of these robots, but “the future will tell us if we aim for more than that,” she adds with a smile.