Customers at a fast-food chain in South Korea can avoid any interaction with a human server during the pandemic. No Brand Burger is using robots to take orders, prepare food and bring meals out to diners.
韩国快餐连锁店No Brand 汉堡店用机器人接单、准备食物和给顾客送餐，这样顾客就可以避免与人类服务员产生任何互动。
Customers order and pay via touchscreen, then their request is sent to the kitchen where a cooking machine heats up the buns and patties.
When it's ready, a robot 'waiter' brings out their takeout bag.
Human workers add toppings to the burgers and wrap them up in takeout bags before passing them over to serving robots.
Last month, takeout orders at No Brand accounted for 58 percent total sales, up from 42 percent in July, according to the chain's parent company, Shinsegae Food.
根据No Brand汉堡店所属的新世界集团食品部的数据，上个月No Brand的外卖订单占了总销量的58%，相比七月份的42%上升了。
After a recent second wave of coronavirus infections, restaurants in South Korea were only allowed to provide takeout and delivery after 9pm - a restriction that was only lifted Monday.
Other eateries in Asia have started employing robot servers during the pandemic.
In South Korea, the Italian restaurant chain Mad for Garlic is using serving robots even for sit-down customers.
Using 3D space mapping and other technology, the electronic 'waiter,' known as Aglio Kim, navigates between tables with up to five orders.
Mad for Garlic manager Lee Young-ho said kids especially like the robots, which can carry up to 66lbs in their trays.
Initially South Korea had been doing well against the virus, but in August, the number of reported infections nearly doubled, from 56 to 103, in just two days. It reached a peak of 441 cases on August 26 before ticking back down to at least 100 new infections per day.
That month, the health ministry banned large gatherings and shuttered nightclubs, churches and beaches to turn the tide.
To date, the country of 50 million has had 22,504 reported cases of COVID-19 and 367 deaths, 42 of which were in Seoul.