Robot Chef Can Learn Recipes Shown at CES 2022

In this special edition of the 5-Things Series, the Food Administration highlights five recent technology-related developments affecting the world of food service.

Here is your list for today:

  1. Robot Chef Can Learn Recipes Shown at CES 2022

Among the high-tech innovations shown at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas was a robot that could learn how to recreate recipes in a restaurant kitchen through sensors attached to kitchen utensils to analyze recipes. The AI ​​only needs 48 hours to learn how to make the food and then the dish can be easily reproduced.

Read moreRobotic chefs, medical twins and 3D-printed homes are highlights of CES 2022

  1. Robotic servers bring food in Pennsylvania Denny units

Customers dining at Denny’s restaurants in Wilkes-Barre and Dickson City, Pennsylvania, are now greeted by robot servers bringing pancakes, bacon and eggs. Both local locations have a robot server that does not take orders but delivers plates of food to the tables and returns the soiled plates to the kitchen.

Read more: Robots are now working at Denny’s in Wilkes-Barre, Dickson City

  1. New Rochelle ShopRite launches mini grocery pods

ShopRite is the first East Coast grocer to unveil the new QuickCollect GO! POD, which allows shoppers to receive entire online grocery orders – including ambient, chilled and frozen foods – from a temperature-controlled outdoor pickup booth that uses automated automation for secure delivery and online order retrieval at any time. Steve Savas, president of Shop-Rite Supermarkets, Inc. (SRS), which operates ShopRite stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the Hudson Valley and the New York metropolitan area. “It is a self-pay and pick-up service for online orders made right out of the store. We are excited to be the first grocer on the East Coast with this technology.”

Read more: ShopRite Unveils QuickCollect GO! ™ POD Smart Grocery Pickup at ShopRite of New Rochelle

  1. Retail/restaurant delivery robots debut at CES 2022

Also at CES, seller Ottonomy unveiled its fleet of Autobots of fully autonomous delivery robots for indoor and outdoor use by North American restaurants and retailers following successful pilots delivering retail and food items at CVG Airport in Cincinnati and for delivering food to customers at the restaurant’s last mile. Crave in Los Angeles. Ottobots create a digital map of a service area and position within that map with their live location updated on the map as they independently navigate to place orders, including through crowded and unpredictable environments.

Read more: Ottonomy reveals the Ottobot; The world’s first fully autonomous delivery robot to be delivered in indoor and outdoor environments

  1. Survey indicates young customers are hesitant about QR Code listings

Research organization Y-Pulse released insight from a new study showing that while young adult consumers are familiar with touchless transactions and skilled in using technology in all aspects of their lives, nearly three quarters (72%) of those surveyed reported They missed the printed menus and 59% said they were concerned that scanning a QR code to get a listing might have some security issues. “Although young consumers are typically among the first to adopt new technology, consumers we surveyed share their frustrations and concerns about today’s restaurant menus,” said Sharon Olson, CEO of Y-Pulse. “Techy-no-touch menus have their advantages and are undoubtedly here to stay, but there are a number of ways savvy restaurateurs can attract their customers with up-to-date menus.”

Read more: Y-Pulse study delves into the allure of Techy-No-Touch menus

Bonus: 10 Key Technology Trends and Obstacles in 2021

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