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The Brexit could accelerate the replacement of staff by waiters robots in British restaurants


Campa uncertainty rampant in the UK. After a referendum whose result was hailed as a party of British nationalism, comes the hangover. Y the most affected are the English themselves, or at least it seems the short term.

nothing is yet written on paper. The next 18 October the most important meeting between the UK and the European Union held, a meeting at which begin discussions about how relationships develop between the two administrative entities once the separation takes effect, already in 2020.

Before this time, there will be a brief transition period just one year will be the giving Operating margin entrepreneurs to adapt to new laws and regulations which will come into force. This reduced adaptation interval is very close, its beginning is stipulated for 29 March 2019.

Among the various sectors that make up the economic fabric of the United Kingdom, he the hospitality industry and restoration will be heavily flogged. A not inconsiderable percentage of workers in positions of responsibility are lower foreigners who lose their residency rights before an exit from the EU already appears imminent.

In addition to forming he 43% human resources in these two sectors, foreign workers enjoy low wages, only slightly above the minimum wage guaranteed in the islands.

So that, with alleged massive abandonment of workers of different nationalities (among which there is a significant portion of Ibero-American citizens), British restaurants are in a jam.

That is why the waiters robots, that they are already operating in some restaurants as Dalu Restaurant Jilian or MOMO de Chennai (China), chain stores tailandesa MK Restaurant or herself PizzaHut has already groped service quality Pepper, robot camaraderie; represent a light at the end of the tunnel.

Models occur and technological improvements are evident. The replacement staff camaraderie by a fleet of robots It may not be the best decision after the client user experience, I always demand the critical thinking and the human touch that only one person can provide. Nevertheless, It makes sense in the economic context that threatens UK.

Transition period in the restoration of UK

Restoration profitable businesses maintain UK delicate balance between expenditure and income. In fact, Many restaurants are being and forced to close because of the first turbulence that causes Brexit. Asalariar British citizens will much more expensive, and this is a factor with enough capacity to disrupt the mentioned balance.

In this case, Waiters would be preferable to opt for robots to maintain profits. Your initial investment is high unless you hire a Service leasing, already available in some manufacturing companies robots. But, in any case, It increases profitability in the long run by low operating costs and maintenance, so that ROI is set to close the acquisition date robotics solutions in the restoration. Far from their industrial analogs, robots operating in local social not exceed the 10.000 £.

The paradigm shift has already begun to be apparent. In Universal Robots have sold six robotic units to restaurants in recent months because companies can not find skilled workers. People who used to cover the particular niche were from Eastern Europe, immigrants who are now returning to their home countries and it is not known if they will.

The “cobots”, an alternative that keeps the sector in expectation

The use of these highly specialized robots waiters can make the passage through the less rugged Brexit, but runs the risk that the user experience worse customer. Because, market analysts remain vigilant about changes in the possibilities of technological innovation for restaurants recommend these robots work hand in hand with human resources in local.

That is why they have been coined as cobots (Collaborative robots), referring to only claim to do work easier for staff allowing staff to devote their time to more productive or impossible to automate tasks.

With this socioeconomic situation, It has given return to pre-existing trends with regard to implementation of robotics in restoration. Before there was only Brexit 71 robots per 10.000 English inhabitants, against the values ​​of France and Germany which are 132 Y 309 respectively. Now the number is growing, and accelerated.

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Article by the editorial team of DiegoCoquillat.com. It has professionals both in the field of hospitality, gastronomy and tourism, and new technologies and innovation.


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