Robots are Taking Over the Food Service Industry.
Do you know right now, there is a mass development and production of futuristic hotels where robotic arm makes cocktails and food are delivered in the restaurants, not by waiters, but by small robots. This is now very common in china where people in catering establishment are been replaced by appliances. For example, inside Ratio cafe in Shanghai, a robotic arm plays the role of a bartender and barista. Visitors can order via the application using WeChat messenger, they can indicate sugar level and select the desired coffee beans. In addition, the robot can also synchronizes with clients profiles on social networks and call them during maintenance.
The founder of Ratio cafe Gavin Patross reported last year that the barista robot attracted a lot of customers, and they keeps on coming back for more.
“As soon as we introduced this concept, people fall in love with it” as reported by the owner of Ratio cafe.
Using a robotic arm not only attracts customers, but it also reduces the café’s labor costs and maintenance, allowing only the allocations of few personnel to help and interact with visitors.
Some Chinese startups unusually combine food and robotics. Such an example is Walter Stanisz, the managing director of Infinite Food from Zhuhai, calls his company a rethinking of food delivery in an urban setting. His organization has created a vending machine, which independently creates and delivers dishes on demand. Although tests of the robot are still ongoing, the company is close to completing the second round of financing. Infinite Food plans to launch cafes on wheels in hundreds of outlets in Macau, Hong Kong and Guangdong by the end of 2020.
Hongbo Zhicheng Technology, located in Shenzhen, produces robots for frying products, essential mechanized buckets and other kitchen equipment for popular food chains. In addition to creating robots themselves, Hongbo built a research laboratory for Chinese cuisine and collected a digital database of recipes for hundreds of popular dishes. Together, they allow you to standardize the preparation of Chinese food, which can vary greatly depending on the region and even the capabilities of the chef of each institution.
Executive Director Hongbo Zhicheng Technology Zeng Zhicheng believes that automation can bring the necessary changes to the crowded food and beverage industry, improving the quality of dishes and simplifying the management of restaurants. As the industry becomes industrialized and standardized.
According to Chinese electronics industry for 2018, catering startups using automation are still in early stages of financing, but in general the industry shows great potential for growth. Automating cooking not only reduces costs, but also increases safety. The introduction of standardized recipes, as well as automated cooking, should improve the quality of products and restore consumer confidence