Colonel Sanders is now cheerfully greeting customers and taking orders at a KFC drive-thru – albeit in a robot format. KFC released the robot ‘chicken expert’ dubbed H.A.R.L.A.N.D. (Human Assisted Robotic Linguistic Animatronic Networked Device) to celebrate the National Fried Chicken Day on July 6th.
H.A.R.L.A.N.D. was created by advertising giant Widen+Kennedy and features the unmistakable voice of Colonel Sanders – a glorious text to speech voice created by CereProc, of course. Our whole team loved working on this project and we couldn’t be happier with how the voice turned out!
You can watch robot Colonel in action in this tongue-in-cheek video created by Funny or Die (below) and listen to him wish everybody a happy National Fried Chicken Day in this video message here.