Can a robot make a pizza as well as a human? Sure it can. Why not?
It’s the question foodies in North America will be asking now that Let’s Pizza, the strangely named pizza-making vending machine from Europe, is landing on American shores. The machine, which can make four different kinds of pizza in about two-and-a-half minutes, will soon be rolling out in amusement parks, malls, airports and other public locations, according to A1 Concepts, the company behind Let’s Pizza in the U.S.
There are a number of videos out there explaining how it all works, but this poorly dubbed one is probably the funniest:
I wrote about the benefits of such machines, which are essentially robots, a few years ago. For one thing, they eliminate the need for teenage labour, which can be mischievous to say the least. They also offer the promise of better-tasting food, provided that they’re continually stocked with fresh ingredients, because robots can follow recipes exactly and aren’t prone to human error. It’s a fact that horrifies food snobs.
June 21, 2012 at 12:29 am
Not sure about the timing of this post, Pete… It’s frigging 34 degrees outside at the moment, how about a post on a nice soft ice cream machine for home use
June 21, 2012 at 1:21 am
I’m sure we’ll have many more of these scorchers, since summer is just beginning. I’ll see what I can dig up!