Robot makes pizza at Aalto University

I visited today Product Development Project Gala at Aalto University in Espoo Finland. I tasted pizza made by robots.



  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Here robot makes burgers:

    Taste test: Burger robot startup Creator opens first restaurant
    $6 of algorithmic deliciousness

    Creator’s transparent burger robot doesn’t grind your brisket and chuck steak into a gourmet patty until you order it.

    When I ask how a startup launching one eatery at a time could become a $10 billion company, Creator co-founder and CEO Alex Vardakostas looks me dead in the eye and says, “the market is much bigger than that.”

    Eventually, an app will let people customize the exact ratios of all the ingredients, unlocking near infinite permutations.

    “This is the kind of burger you would get for $12 to $18 [at an upscale restaurant], and it’s $6,”

    the best at that price. A lot of that comes from the savings on labor and kitchen space afforded by a robot cook. “We spend more on our ingredients than any other burger restaurant.”

    In the meantime, other entrepreneurs have tried to find a business in food robots.

    Bistrobot that haphazardly spurted liquid peanut butter and Nutella on white bread

    Miso Robotics’ burger-flipping arm named Flippy made headlines

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The pizza kitchen with the Pizza Rax logo features two Universal Robotics robots and robotic robots from Robotiq. They are used to fill pizza, to bake and to give to the customer.

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Other somewhat related article:

    I Ate a Robot Hamburger Before the Restaurant Went Out of Business

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Another Pizza robot project is not going too well..

    Natasha Mascarenhas / Crunchbase News:
    Report: pizza-making robot startup Zume, which raised $375M from SoftBank Vision Fund in 2018, plans to lay off up to 400 staff, or about 80% of its employees — In a little over a year, pizza-making robot startup Zume has gone from getting $375 million from SoftBank, to pivoting …

    SoftBank-Funded Zume Reportedly Lays Off 80% Of Staff

  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    XRobotics is keeping the dream of pizza robots alive

    Zume pulled the plug on its robotic pizza wing earlier this year. A lot goes into making a decision like that — particularly for a company whose robotic dreams were a press darling for a while there. But its own inabilities to get the math right shouldn’t necessarily be taken as an indication of a lack of interest in food automation.

    Of course, until another startup fully demonstrates that potential, the Zume story will almost invariably be a preamble for any other company looking to automate the process of pizza making.XRobotics, which launches today, is looking to play a role in helping to change that narrative with a new device designed to replace the traditional pizza make lines.

  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Singapore’s first robot cafe with automated egg fried rice and porridge.

  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    tässä on Suomen ensimmäinen pizza-automaatti!

  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Short on staff, Ocean City restaurant enlists a robot helper

    the lack of workers is forcing some restaurant owners to get creative, like Andrew Yoa, owner of Island Grill Seafood and Steakhouse in Ocean City.

    Yoa said before the pandemic, the restaurant had a staff of 87 serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. After serving only takeout in 2020, the restaurant is now short 65 employees. It is also closed for breakfast and lunch.

    “I’m feeling very happy that we have the kitchen staff to be able to produce the food, now we just had to come up with an idea: how do we get it out to our customers?” said Yoa.

    He leased a robot named “Peanut” to help employees.

  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Meet The Robot Chef That Can Prepare Your Dinner

    Ever since Americans were introduced to Rosie, the beloved robot maid on The Jetsons, way back in the 1960s, robotic household help has been the ultimate in futuristic dream products.

  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Critics Warn $15 Wage Will Force McDonald’s To Replace Burger Patties With Robots

  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    I just watched McDonald’s new AI drive-thru and I’ve lost my appetite

    You’d think new technology would work hard at making you feel welcome at the drive-thru. Not necessarily. And now, oh, a McDonald’s customer is suing the company for alleged breach of privacy laws. Yes, at the robot drive-thru.

    So when McDonald’s revealed it was testing the idea of replacing humans at the drive-thru with robots, I was filled with cautious optimism.

    Would customers be greeted with a surprisingly chirpy voice, redolent of a young person who really enjoys high school?

    Sadly, I haven’t been near Chicago lately and that’s where the burger chain is testing this as yet imperfect system — McDonald’s confesses the robot only grasps your order 85% of the time.

    McDonald’s is trying something new. It may drive customers mad

    Whenever a fast-food chain tries to inject more technology into its offering, there are always issues. In this case, 15% of the time, it seems.

  12. Tomi Engdahl says:

    3 former SpaceX engineers have launched a robot restaurant that makes a pizza every 45 seconds. Take a look inside.

    Stellar Pizza has more than 23 employees who used to work at Elon Musk’s company.

    Stellar Pizza, a robotic restaurant that can churn out a pizza every 45 seconds, is opening in spring next year in Los Angeles.

  13. Tomi Engdahl says:

    White Castle recently announced plans to install Flippy the robotic “fry cook” at over 100 restaurants this year.

    Flippy the Fast Food Robot Just Got Hired in 100 Restaurants

    Before the pandemic started (ah, those glorious days…) a collective panic was mounting over automation and robots gradually replacing workers in various fields, or “stealing our jobs,” as the common refrain went. These worries haven’t subsided two years later, but they’re being countered by severe and largely unexpected labor shortages across multiple sectors of the economy. One of the industries that’s struggling most is restaurants. While we may still encounter automation-related unemployment problems down the road, right now it seems robots are lending a much-needed hand in food service.

  14. Tomi Engdahl says:

    An Impressively Functional Tacobot

    We’re big fans of useless machines here at Hackaday, there’s something undeniably entertaining about watching a gadget flail about dramatically without actually making any progress towards a defined goal. But what happens when one of these meme machines ends up working too well? We think that’s just what we might be witnessing here with the Tacobot from [Vije Miller].


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