Starbucks opens first cash-free Amazon Go shop
In this special edition of its 5 Things series, Food Management highlights five current technology-related developments that affect the food service world.
Here is your list for today:
- Starbucks Opens First Amazon Go-Enabled Cashless Store
Starbucks has opened its first “Starbucks Pickup with Amazon Go” cash less store that uses Amazon Go’s Just Walk Out technology, which enables customers to get what they want in the Amazon Go section of the store, and without To leave the checkout process. The New York City store also serves pre-ordered drinks from baristas that customers can enjoy like in a typical Starbucks, as well as an extended seating area with a shared workspace.
Continue reading: Starbucks has opened a store with Amazon Go
- Multi-cuisine robotic kitchen opens in the Illinois Mall Food Court
What has been dubbed the world’s first multi-cuisine robotic kitchen recently opened in the Mall of India in Naperville, Illinois, an automated unit. It then fetches the recipes for the desired dishes from its database, fetches the ingredients from a high-tech pantry and prepares the food. The Robot Kitchen currently serves two restaurants – One Mean Chicken for wings and fried chicken and Surya Tiffins, which serves South Indian breakfast foods – and a third, Thai76, which serves Thai cuisine, is slated to open in early December.
Continue reading: Robot chef serves meals in the Naperville Food Court
- Disabled employees run the cafe’s robotics staff from home
The DAWN (Diverse Avatar Working Network) café in Tokyo is operated by robots that are remotely controlled by operators with severe physical disabilities from wheelchairs or beds in their homes, using a mouse, a touch tablet or even a gaze-controlled remote control. The experimental company won the main prize at the prestigious Good Design Awards that year. The jury expects that “the café will serve as a starting point for further developing contact between jobseekers with various disabilities, businesses and consumers”. “The café’s teleworking model could also be a way to employment for people who have childcare, homeschooling or health reasons unable to be in public during the COVID-19 pandemic, suggests Ory Laboratory’s Kentaro Yoshifuji, CEO, the. in front of tech start-up behind the project.
Continue reading: A Japanese robot café demonstrates how avatars can promote human connection
- University of Arizona at the latest with robot delivery of Grubhub orders
The University of Arizona is the youngest university – and one of the largest with around 35,000 students – to use grocery delivery robots, according to Todd Millay, executive director of Arizona Student Unions. With this service, students can use the Grubhub app to order IQ Fresh, Einstein Bros Bagels, On Deck Deli, and Sabor from retail restaurants on campus and have cars delivered to places like dormitories and libraries, as well as others that are most needed not reach.
Continue reading: Grubhub and Yandex Bring Robot Delivery to the University of Arizona
- Pizza master chef oversees what is on offer in the autonomous restaurant
The Parisian Pizzaria Pazzi describes itself as “the first autonomous restaurant in the world”, which relies on cloud technology and machine learning to prepare around 80 pizzas per hour without human contact, each serving in 45 seconds to customers who place their orders give up at the kiosk. In particular, the restaurant worked with three-time world pizza champion Thierry Graffagnino as head chef to develop the recipes and the choice of ingredients.
Continue reading: This Parisian restaurant serves pizza in 45 seconds with pure robot staff
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