Pizza Robots

zume-pizza-robotWho doesn’t like pizza?  Well a company in California called Zume is adding robots into the mix. They have a robot called Doughbot that spreads the dough into a circle in only 9 seconds. A second robot spreads the sauce around and a third robot shown here puts the dough into the oven after toppings are added.

The company has one other trick up their sleeve to compete with the big chains like Dominos or Papa John’s and that is mobile cooking.  The first time the pizza is put into the oven it is only partially baked.  It is then cooked en route by ovens in the delivery fan.  Zume hopes this will get the pizza to you faster and fresher.

The company is not all robots and still has a head chef, humans who add toppings and humans who deliver the pizza.

The company’s goal is to give you a fresh hot pizza at a reasonable price in a reasonable amount of time.

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SpotMini From Boston Dynamics

SpotMiniSpotMini is at it again.  Previously SpotMini was shown to climb stairs, fetch beer and put items into a dishwasher.

This time the 4 legged robot goes the extra creepy mile and shows us he can open a door and walk through it.

Check out the video below.

 

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Lifeguard Drone Rescues Two People

Rescue DroneA lifeguard drone in Australia has managed to rescue two swimmers of the coast of New South Wales caught in 9 ft swells.

Little Ripper Lifesaver makes You Little Beauty life saving pods and attaches them to a drone.  They have pods for land, water and snow. The water or marine pod contains: a water activated inflatable lifebuoy, SharkShield electromagnetic shark repellent, whistle and sea anchor.

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Millirobot

millirobotResearchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have invented a tiny soft robot that is magnetically controlled.

This amazing robot can walk, crawl, roll and even swim.  Being able to curl up and roll also allows it to curl and grasp objects.

The robot is made of an elastic polymer embedded with magnetic particles.

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Panasonic Robot Picks Tomatoes

Panasonic has introduced a robot that can pick ripe tomatoes at The International Robot Exhibition 2017 in Tokyo.

The robot is able to pick 10 tomatoes per minute by using a camera, sensors and AI.

In the last few years we have seen a lot of farming robots like this Vine Pruning Robot from New Zealand.

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