There is a Robot in my Kitchen!

By Rod Fowler | News Stories about Robotics in the Foodservice, Hospitality and related industries edited by Food Industry Foresight.

Food delivery robots are teaching themselves how to cross roads

Ding dong! That’ll be the robot with my pizza. Such a scenario probably seems a bit far-fetched but, in the US and UK, delivery firms like JustEat …

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Robots Will Transform Fast Food

That might not be a bad thing.<p>Visitors to Henn-na, a restaurant outside Nagasaki, Japan, are greeted by a peculiar sight: their food being prepared by a row of humanoid robots that bear a passing resemblance to the Terminator. The “head chef,” incongruously named Andrew, specializes in <i>okonomiyaki</i>, …

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San Francisco sours on rampant delivery robots: 'Not every innovation is great'

Lawmakers pass regulations to cut down on delivery robots as pedestrians tire of sharing sidewalks with ‘aggressively entrepreneurial wet dreams’<p>In something of a reversal for San Francisco, a city that has served as a petri dish for disruptive innovations in recent years, lawmakers this week …

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Can these Norwegian startups fix a broken food system?

<b>We made a popup-conference for farmtech innovators, just because it felt important. The event left us excited and optimistic.</b><p>Pessimistic? Well, you …

Farming

Using robots to get more food from raw materials

They have built a fully-functional robot in the lab to automate the process of extracting breast fillets from chickens. This is a task normally …

Sustainability

The World's First Robot Farm Requires No (Human) Farmers At All

Indoor farming, hyper-futuristic and spotless high-tech farms, have long been pegged as a possible future of farming. They're low-profile, easy on …

Farming

Estimating tenderness of meat

Fields of competence<p>ROBOTNOR represents a unique synergy of academic and industrial expertise which allows us to counsel and comprehend a wide …

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San Francisco Cracks Down on Delivery Robots

Legislators say they want to prevent overcrowding and keep pedestrians safe, though the crackdown may partly be fueled by concerns about robots …

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San Francisco restricts the use of delivery robots on its sidewalks

Companies that are testing delivery robots hit a stumbling block in San Francisco this week. The city's Board of Supervisors voted to require permits for any autonomous delivery devices, restricting them to specific (and less-crowded) areas of the city. Additionally, these robots aren't allowed to …

San Francisco

A self-sustained, navigation food service Robot

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Live Trial of Service Robot in Restaurant : Infinium Move

Would you like chips with that? Dawn of the robo-chef

Set to launch on the consumer market in 2018, the Robotic Kitchen will feature two robotic arms equipped with tactile sensors, an oven, a hob and …

Toyota Unveils Third Generation Humanoid Robot T-HR3

Toyota City, Japan, Nov. 21, 2017 – Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today revealed T-HR3, the company’s third generation humanoid robot. Toyota’s …

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Robot farmers have successfully planted and harvested barley by themselves

Humans have been cultivating plants for some 10,000 years and, for much of that time, we’ve used beasts of burden to help tend the fields. Just last …

Agriculture

World's first 3D-printing restaurant pops-up in London

YouTube

Yes, the Robots Are Coming (Just Don't Ask Them for a Latte)

Robots are transforming the food and beverage industry. Are we becoming too dependent on machines?<p>Will AI, machine learning, and robotics make our lives better?<p>Absolutely. But not this week.<p>Three tech-savvy professionals stood around the $30,000 Eversys espresso machine at WeWork, clutching coffee …

Security robot falls into pond after failing to spot stairs or water

Add 'rent-a-cop' to the 'jobs safe from AI' list … for nowA security robot tasked with patrolling an office building in Washington DC has instead …

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Zume Pizza lands $48 million in funding for robotic pizza delivery

If the Uber of pizza is successful, it will change the way fast food chains operate<p>A robotics startup called Zume Pizza, which is automating en route …

AgBot II: A New Generation Tool for Robotic Site-Specific Crop and Weed Management

Robot Farming and the Future of Food: Hard Work on Wheels

Robot chefs are taking over China's noodle bars

Food robotics market value set to rise

A global long-term switch to automation, amid increasing pressure to cut costs and bolster efficiency, is likely to spur growth in the food robotics …

Top 5 Ways Robotics Is Changing the Food Industry

Robotics is affecting every link in the food supply chain. Here are five ways it's changing the industry.The food industry is changing. As the global …

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Fast-Food Workers Could Face Robot 'Armageddon'

For three decades now, the idea that robots will replace fast-food workers has been more of a pipe dream of tightwad business owners than a reality. …

Welcome to the future of work

With advances in information technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence developing at a rapid rate, workforce dislocations are happening now and are here to stay. As existing trends accelerate and irreversibly change the workforce as we know it, the question to be answered is–what will we do …

Sally, The World’s First Salad Robot – Meet Sally, The World’s First Salad Robot – She’s Fresh. She’s Customizable. She Works Hard and Has a Lot of Fun.

Offering 20 fresh ingredients, Sally can customize over 1,000 salads.<p>Recipes from chefs Charlie Ayers and Kelly Olazar increase energy and …

Twitter invited a robot chef named Sally to cook for employees in its cafeteria

Twitter invites guest chefs to cook at the company cafeteria periodically. The latest was a salad-making robot called Sally from Chowbotics, a food …

O-R3 Outdoor Security Robot

Autonomous Drive<p>Ground-Aerial Collaborative Surveillance<p>fleet control centre<p>augmentS SECURITY operations

Join Rod Fowler, Director of Food Industry Foresight, as he reviews Robotic Applications in Foodservice. Rod will look at a number of applications …