CaliBurger, announced it will open a restaurant with robotic food preparation, and a seamless ordering and payment system that leverages opt-in facial recognition and cashless payments. Located in Shoreline just north of Seattle, the new CaliBurger location will feature Flippy, an autonomous robot system taking over the work of an entire fry station.
Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) Department of Computer Science and NVIDIA have unveiled a new simulator for robotic cutting that can accurately reproduce the forces acting on a knife as it slices through common foodstuffs, such as fruit and vegetables. The system could also simulate cutting through human tissue, offering potential applications in surgical robotics.
Food automation is a fast growing market, in which robotics plays an important part in the supply chain. In 2027 this market is estimated to reach $29.4 billion, according to research by Meticulous Market Research.