boston.com – BOSTON (AP) — Robots can’t yet bake a souffle or fold a burrito, but they can cook up vegetables and grains and spout them into a bowl — and are doing just that at a new fast casual restaurant in Boston.
Seven autonomously swirling cooking pots — what the restaurant calls a ‘‘never-before-seen robotic kitchen’’ — hum behind the counter at Spyce, which opened Thursday in the city’s downtown.
Push a touch-screen menu to purchase a $7.50 meal called ‘‘Hearth.’’ A blend of Brussels sprouts, quinoa, kale and sweet potatoes tumbles from hoppers and into one of the pots. The pot heats the food using magnetic induction, then tips to dunk the cooked meal into a bowl. Water jets up to rinse it off before a new order begins.
Is this a robot chef or just another high-tech novelty machine? Experts differ, but more such automation is likely headed for the fast-food sector in coming years.
Guys…i’m begging you…even pleading…stop with robots. You can’t even do the random custom orders with robots, that takes human interaction to tell the kid working at McDonald’s to add an extra layer of cheese specifically to the top of your Big Mac man.