“The robots are here to assist people, not to replace them.”
But shopper Lapassanan Buranapatpakorn was unconvinced, saying that she found K9’s skeletal mechanical frame “creepy”.
“I think the execution, like the robot itself, is a bit scary,” the 29-year-old said, though she admitted that giving out hand sanitizer is a “good idea”.
Thailand has gradually lifted restriction on businesses, which have taken precautions such as seating customers apart in restaurants or erecting plastic dividers in massage parlors.
The kingdom currently has 3,101 confirmed cases of the virus and 58 deaths.