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Robot takeover begins in Philadelphia

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:41 AMBANG Bizarre

An airport in Philadelphia has employed a food delivery robot to help feed passengers.

Philadelphia International Airport has unveiled Gita, a robot with a large capacity cargo bin to deliver meals in a contact-free manner via OrderatPHL.com. The airport posted a photo of Gita on Twitter, which drew comparisons to a droid from 'Star Wars'.

Megan O'Connell, marketing and customer service manager for PHL Food & Shops, said: "Now more than ever we are looking to be forward-thinking and innovative regarding our contactless ordering options."

She added that customers can choose how much human interaction they want when their food is delivered.

O'Connell said in a statement: "Gita allows our guests to customise their experience by choosing how much or how little human interaction they want when having their food delivered."