Cooking robots can replicate your recipes and provide “Restaurant-as-a-Service”

Cooking robots can replicate your recipes and provide "Restaurant-as-a-Service"

If you know how to cook a good meal, a startup is called Nala Robotics has an interesting proposition for you: “Teach” your recipe(s) to one of their AI- and machine-learning-equipped cooking robots, then use it to open up your very own haunted kitchen where the robot does all the work. The company claims that their “bots” can “cook infinite recipes that are replicated with exacting precision anytime, anywhere,” and that their “Nala Marketplace Restaurant-as-a-Service” platform empowers any professional or home cook, entrepreneur, or fast food chain. to easily open your own cloud-based kitchen in less than 24 hours.”

Sure, you’ll have to hire a human to refill, clean up, and be rude to customers, but the chef will never call in sick – and can work 24-7, preparing prepackaged food in the evenings that you could sell next day to local shops and convenience stores. And the company estimates that the ‘bot can produce 2,000 meals a day.

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They also offer pizzaiola, a robot specially trained to make pizzas, burgers, salads, wings, fries and pasta. “Simply upload your pizza recipe into the Pizzaiola database and the robot chef will make your pie right away.”

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The pizza bot needs a 12×12 area to operate and can produce up to 50 pizzas per hour. Leasing the bot starts at $7,000 per month, so there’s the math you’d start with.