On this particular version of its 5 Issues collection, Meals Administration highlights 5 latest technology-related developments affecting the foodservice world.
Right here’s your checklist for as we speak:
- 24/7 robotic “burger chef in a field” opens first campus location
Autonomous robotic “burger chef in a field” RoboBurger is opening its first increased ed location at St John’s College in Queens, N.Y. in partnership with campus eating providers supplier Chartwells Larger Ed. Giving college students 24/7 entry to freshly grilled burgers, the unit features a grill, toaster, condiment dispenser and even a dishwashing operate. It at present cooks a burger in 4 to 5 minutes (and even faster when the grill is sizzling) and makes use of solely premium components like Angus Beef patties.
For a video of the RoboBurger in motion, go right here…
- DoorDash pilots drone supply in Australia
DoorDash is piloting automated airborne drop-off service in partnership with Google father or mother firm Alphabet’s drone supply subsidiary Wing in choose suburban elements of Queensland in Australia. “Drone supply can present a wonderful complement to our floor supply providers,” stated Rebecca Burrows, DoorDash’s basic supervisor of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, in an announcement. “Supply drones create a fast, environment friendly supply choice for smaller orders weighing simply over a kilo, and release floor supply providers for bigger deliveries that present higher compensation to drivers.” The businesses additionally indicated that the targets of the partnership usually are not restricted to meals supply however reasonably embody a spread of each day necessities and attainable last-minute purchases.
- Robots, facial recognition spotlight Korean workplace of the longer term
Is that this the workplace of the longer term? Korean excessive tech agency Naver’s showcase By no means 1784 constructing makes use of greater than 316 patent applied sciences, together with about 60 supply robots powered by a personal 5G community and related to cloud system ARC that acts as a shared mind, and which ship every little thing from the mail to a morning cup of espresso to workers within the constructing. In the meantime, the human workers enter the constructing and entry every little thing from the in-house hospital to the cafeteria and comfort retailer utilizing facial recognition, one thing additionally utilized by the robots to make sure that, as an illustration, that cup of espresso has ended up within the right human palms.
- Ohio college district opts for finger scan lunch line ID
College students at Washington Native Colleges in Ohio would possibly now not want to hold money or pupil IDs to pay for lunch however as an alternative would make the purchases via a finger scan after the district’s college board unanimously permitted a purchase order of scanners for $47,640 via identiMetrics, Inc. software program. The scanners will permit college students to maneuver via lunch strains quicker, district diet supervisor Deb Warren stated.
- Retailer’s merchandising machine dispenses recent steaks 24/7
Nebraska-based meat purveyor McLean Beef has put in a beef merchandising machine at its retail outlet in York that’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and vends merchandise starting from New York strips to stew meat to floor hamburger. The refrigerated machine works like a cafeteria-style turntable merchandising machine with slots that open to permit clients to entry the merchandise they need to buy.
Watch the machine in motion right here…
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