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Posted on January 11, 2019 by

Salad making robot for food on the go

Sally, the debut robot from Chowbotics, serves customizable, made-to-order salads, snacks, breakfast bowls, and grain bowls within a sleek 3×3 footprint. Future robots are in development and will offer a wide array of menu items and cuisines. Proprietary technology ensures precise calorie counts and protects the integrity and freshness of ingredients. With 22 canisters of ingredients, more than a thousand possible combinations and can be made in about a minute. Chowbotics was founded by Dr. Deepak Sekar, an inventor with more than one hundred patents. Rich Page, an Apple Fellow who joined Steve Jobs as Co-Founder and VP at NeXT, is Executive Chairman. Investors include Techstars Ventures and Foundry Group. For more information see the IDTechEx report on New Robotics and Drones 2018-2038.
Sally's key differentiator is that she is customizable, users can also fine tune the nutritional profile of their meal by adding or subtracting ingredients. This technology, with several patents pending, is also applicable to other cuisines and a wide variety of ingredients.
Sally's Stats:
  • 22 ingredient canisters
  • Serves 50-100 meals before replenishing
  • Refrigerated and easy to clean
  • Fits on a 30'' x 30'' table
  • Touchscreen with card reader option available
  • Prepares an 8-component meal or snack in under a minute
Sally's proprietary technology automatically dispenses measured quantities of up to 22 ingredients - refreshed daily - to create a ready-to-eat meal any time of day. Also, ingredients stay protected and fresh in controlled temperatures minimizing the risk for foodborne illness or contamination.
Sally can create between 50-100 meals before needing to be replenished. This range is dependent on the ingredients, portion size, and bowl type selected (salad, grain bowl, breakfast bowl, or snack).
Chowbotics initially debut Sally's as a salad robot, and have expanded the functionality to add grain bowls, snacks, and breakfast bowls. Chowbotics are moving quickly to provide a wide variety of options, including poke bowls and acai bowls.
Source and top image: Chowbotics
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