Heads up — organizers of the 2022 Jogos Olímpicos de Pequim are using some cutting edge technology to ensure everyone’s safety while delivering food to its attendees.
According to a video from Chinese media, in an aim to contain the spread of COVID-19, automated cooks and servers have been installed at the canteen in the Beijing Winter Olympics’ main media center to prepared and serve food to athletes, officials and media workers.
One robot makes and assembles hamburgers, while another works as a bartender, shaking up and neatly pouring cocktails in 90 segundos. There’s a robot to make rice, noodles, and even a robot that grinds coffee beans and brews cups in less than 4 minutos.
Hungry diners, sitting at tables with Plexiglas barriers surrounding them, can scan a code on their phones to place their orders.
In addition to some pickup stations, food will be served robotically from above, lowed to the tables from the ceiling via an electronic platform.
The media restaurant will operate 24 hours a day during the competition, according to Xinhua, the state news agency. Various dining options will be provided, including fast food, Western food and local Chinese delicacies.
“The intelligent meal preparation and meal service system here can not only improve the efficiency of meal supply, but also save manpower to the maximum extent and avoid excessive human interaction in the context of epidemic prevention and control,” eles escreveram.
This is the second Olympic Games to be held since the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sobre 13,000 international athletes and journalists are expected in China for the Games, que começa em fevereiro. 4.
The Games will operate in a “sistema de gerenciamento de circuito fechado” after participants arrive, limiting travel to a fenced-in, closed circuit area that covers 25 different sites including competition sites and a winter sports training. Attendees are only allowed to visit those Games-related venues, and are prohibited from traveling in areas of China beyond them unless in “veículos designados.”
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NÓS. athletes will need to be vaccinated, but all participants will also be required to be tested for COVID-19 daily for the duration of the Games, independentemente do estado de vacinação. Os atletas também serão incentivados a usar máscaras e evitar áreas lotadas, mesmo que sejam vacinados.
Interviews with the media will take place 6 pés de distância, or behind glass panels.
All international spectators — including the families of the athletes — have been banned from attending in order to limit travel into the country.