But as a growing number of food-and drink-slinging robots have begun
interacting with diners in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr Deepak Sekar, the
device's inventor and founder and chief executive of Chowbotics, has faced
questions about whether his machine will put people out of work.

robot-induced unemployment is a mounting concern. Microsoft founder Bill
Gates recently made a case for taxing companies that own robots, which
could delay their implementation and provide some money to retrain people
whose jobs are lost.

The San Francisco board of supervisors is considering a so-called robot tax.

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