Robots are coming:  Students love fast, low-cost meal delivery of 30-robot army

Robots are coming: Students love fast, low-cost meal delivery of 30-robot army

College campuses might be among the first places that benefit in a big way from autonomous driving robots that deliver food if the University of Houston is any example. A 30-robot fleet of mobile robots are delivering throughout the sprawling campus from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. And the students love the convenience, reasonable deliveryRead more about Robots are coming: Students love fast, low-cost meal delivery of 30-robot army[…]

Robots are coming: Pouring 120 drinks per hour

Robots are coming: Pouring 120 drinks per hour

Barney the robot (no, not the dinosaur) is slinging drinks customized to the guests’ desires faster than any human mixologist.  But can it hold a conversation? Well, the folks at F&P Robotics, Barney’s inventor, says the fun, fast action spurs conversations among people like nothing else.  Of course, the alcohol helps, too!

Robots are coming:  Automated food trucks to invade L.A.

Robots are coming: Automated food trucks to invade L.A.

Further evidence that human foodservice workers may soon be extinct has been revealed with the announcement Ono Food Co. will unleash its robot-powered food trucks on Los Angeles soon. The trucks serve up $6 smoothies, among other delights, with non-humans staffing the blenders and serving area. Ono says the trucks are an ideal way toRead more about Robots are coming: Automated food trucks to invade L.A.[…]

Robots are coming: This time for your restaurant toilet

Robots are coming: This time for your restaurant toilet

Surveys consistently list restaurant bathrooms as one of the big turn-offs when guests go out to eat. Enter the toilet-cleaning robots from Alton Robotech which claims to be the answer to nicer-smelling restrooms. Restaurants are a key target for the robots, so the company has been making the rounds at foodservice tradeshows.  See the robotRead more about Robots are coming: This time for your restaurant toilet[…]

Sweet potato vending machine… yep, that’s a thing

Sweet potato vending machine… yep, that’s a thing

Japan loves its vending machines… and now pre-cooked sweet potatoes are the latest delicacies to join the trend. Hot or cold… sweet potatoes are a favorite in Japan.  So, the vending machine was designed to deliver hot and cool options for about $3 per potato! Check out a reporter’s reaction below.  But if you don’tRead more about Sweet potato vending machine… yep, that’s a thing[…]

Robots are coming: Food waste prevention through AI

Robots are coming: Food waste prevention through AI

With customers like IKEA kitchens already lined up, a U.K. startup has created a system that tracks each of those uneaten French fries you toss into the bin.  It even takes photographic evidence documenting just how much profit you’re throwing out in your restaurant. Called Winnow, the startup company says the system will cut foodRead more about Robots are coming: Food waste prevention through AI[…]

Robots are coming to your dish room soon

Robots are coming to your dish room soon

Imagine not worrying about the dishwasher not showing up again.  Well, that’s the anxiety that  Dishcraft — a startup backed by $25 million from investors —hopes to relieve with its robotic dishwasher. Perhaps more than any other operation within a restaurant, the hard labor of dishwashing has basically not advanced much in decades.  Here’s howRead more about Robots are coming to your dish room soon[…]

Bacon vending machine… it was only a matter of time

Bacon vending machine… it was only a matter of time

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Science installed the ideal support for semester exam pressure.  A vending machine that dispenses bacon! Working with the Ohio Pork Council, Hormel, Sugardale and Smithfield, the college came up with the idea of helping promote and fund-raise for the meat sciences program. Nothing like grabbingRead more about Bacon vending machine… it was only a matter of time[…]