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Rich Chinese man takes 8 robot helpers on shopping spree by Asian Correspondent Staff | 20th April 2016 | @ascorrespondent 129 SOCIAL BUZZ Image via Facebook. Image via Facebook. A WEALTHY Chinese businessman in Guangzhou, China turned heads recently when he was seen shopping with the help of some robotic assistance – an entourage of eight robots, to be precise. The middle-aged tycoon was photographed splurging on some jewelry, escorted by his mechanical personal assistants that carried his designer purchases, as well as his coat, bottled water, and a towel (just in case he broke a sweat from all the shopping). Image via Facebook. Image via Facebook. There were many, however, who were not impressed – Chinese media called the man a “tuhao”, which is a derogatory slang term used to refer to the newly rich who lack sophistication. Netizens have also called the man’s flagrant show of wealth “embarrassing”. SEE ALSO: Domino’s to test world’s first pizza delivery robot in New Zealand Robots are becoming a more common sight in China of late, particularly in the service industry – a restaurant in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province, unveiled its shiny, new robotic wait staff on Saturday. The robots are said to be able to take pre-defined orders and bring plates to customers’ tables. They are also said to be capable of doing the work of two humans. However, they can only move along a fixed path and can’t respond to customers’ requests the way a human server can. So humans in the service industry need not worry – yet. Topics covered: China Robots Shopping SHARE TWEET TODAY’S TOP STORIES (File photo), Fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. Pic: AP ISIS mulls establishing caliphate in South East Asia, experts warn The U.S. aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. Pic: AP. China denies US aircraft carrier’s request to visit Hong Kong Front-running presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo Duterte clenches his fist during a campaign sortie. Pic: AP Philippines: Duterte denies having millions in undeclared cash MOST READ THIS WEEK Thailand faces longest heatwave in 65 years Malaysia: Netizens astonished by birth of human-faced goat Indonesian minister says men become corrupt due to their greedy wives Malaysia: Probe on bizarre kid to confirm if a man had ‘violated’ goat mother Thailand asking foreigners for bank account, social media, and hangout details

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