The future of fresh, fast food is in robotics. In the not-so-distant future, robotic food automation systems will line the checkout areas and hallways of our major retailers, food courts, airport terminals, hospitals and universities.
New developments in robotics - including smart robotics, collaborative automation, and similar technology - may be essential for processors handling these modern challenges.
A company from Baden (region in Germany) claims to revolutionize the coffee-to-go gastronomy with its robotic coffee solution. With its gripper for handling coffee cups, the Zimmer Group is making an important contribution to this.
The UK robotics firm secures an additional Â£6.5m investment to develop ways to bring the fourth industrial revolution to the food industry
White Castle to Expand Implementations with Miso Robotics and Target Up to 10 New Locations Following Pilot
The world's first fast-food chain signs on for additional deployments of autonomous kitchen assistant - Flippy - to improve customer and team member experience in 'new normal'
Putting Food Safety First With Robots - Could Robots Lead the Fight Against Contamination in Food Production Lines?
The CDC reports that around 70 per cent of all foodborne diseases are caused by contaminated individuals. How can food manufacturers better manage the risks that human workers pose to food quality and safety?
While traditional robotics systems have successfully served the food sector for many years in palletizing (and some packaging) applications, it is only in recent years that it has become possible for robots to handle delicate food items directly.
The current trend of automation has witnessed the development of new technologies that are capable of providing end-to-end automation for the production of certain processed foods.
We've talked with many customers who struggled with the cleaning and waste associated with vacuum-based EOAT systems. The air these systems use to attach to a food item is sucked back into the device - and along with it, food particles.
Where motion is the key to a great cup of coffee, duplicating the precision and reliability of the motion of a person's hand, wrist, and elbow require a unique robotic design.
Domino's and Nuro are joining forces on autonomous pizza delivery using the custom unmanned vehicle known as the R2. The global leader in pizza delivery will use Nuro's unmanned fleet to serve select Houston Domino's customers who place orders online later this year.
The robot has three docks to serve customers and can hold 50 one liter bottles of alcohol or other cocktail components. Inside the machine is hidden a soft drink machine that delivers up to 8 different cooled soft drinks.
Greg Nichols for ZDNet: The process begins on a robotic assembly line in a centralized kitchen, but pizzas finish cooking in ovens inside of trucks en route to delivery.
Quora via Forbes: I think we'll see this across industries where basic tasks that can be easily automated eventually will be, and it will pave the way for a workforce that is more productive and efficient.
From LAUNCH Festival 2016: CafeX unveils fully automated robotic cafe at Launch Festival; companion iOS & Android app will allow users to order drinks prior to arrival; works w/ local coffee growers in ea mkt; cafe is ~60 sq ft & is open 24 hrs/day.
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