BellaBot, built by the Chinese firm PuduTech, is a robot-cat which was designed to wait tables at restaurants.
The delivery robot was recently unveiled at the CES tech expo in Las Vegas.
BellaBot is billed as a service bot with personality. It has cat-face animations and it miaows when it arrives at tables to encourage customers to pick up their food. If you pet its ears, it is programmed to say, “The owner’s hand is so warm.” However, if customers continue petting it for too long, its expression changes as it ‘wants’ to get back to work.