KFC celebrates National Fried Chicken Day by bringing founder Colonel Harland Sanders to the drive-thru experience in the form of a robot chicken-expert.
H.A.R.L.A.N.D. (Human Assisted Robotic Linguistic Animatronic Networked Device) as it’s dubbed, features a voice modulator system that offers fans a drive-thru experience of ordering from an animatronic Colonel Sanders head that speaks in the voice of the legendary Colonel himself.
Using speech recognition, the technology transforms a KFC drive-thru operator’s voice into the unmistakable drawl of Colonel Sanders. H.A.R.L.A.N.D. repeats whatever the drive-thru operator speaks, offering fans an opportunity to have unique and interactive conversations just as they would with the real Colonel Sanders.
Can’t make it to a drive-thru? The video clips below will offer you a real a taste of the H.A.R.L.A.N.D. experience:
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