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This Candy Robot Will Follow You Around The Store To Tempt You
You know when you’re at the supermarket and the candy bars are usually located at the checkout counter? It’s there for a reason, it’s meant to tempt shoppers waiting in line to make that impulsive purchase, but if you’ve ever managed to resist the urge to purchase it, good on  you.

White Castle To Expand Robot Burger Flippers To More Locations
One of the advantages of using robots to perform certain tasks is that for certain tasks that are repetitive, having a robot ensures consistency and also the fact that robots don’t need to rest. It seems that White Castle’s experience with Miso Robotics’ Flippy ROAR has proven to be a good one, so much so that the company plans to expand the robots to 10 more locations.

Johnnie Walker Whisky Goes Green With Its New Paper Bottles
There are many products out there in the market today that are focusing on being greener and more environmentally friendly. For example, supermarkets have started to encourage shoppers to use reusable cloth bags instead of plastic bags, and food packaging has also turned towards greener options.

3D Printed Plant-Based Steaks Could Arrive In 2021
For meat-lovers who are looking for vegan alternatives, it used to be rather difficult to find. Sure, one could argue that food such as mushrooms were a decent substitute as certain species like the portobello mushroom can provide a “meaty” texture, but we all know that it isn’t quite the same.


Impossible Foods Confirms They Are Working On Faux Bacon
Impossible Foods made a name for themselves when they first developed a “meatless” burger. While vegan/vegetarian burger options aren’t new, what set Impossible Foods’ creation apart from the competition was that it looked, cooked, and (apparently) tastes like the real thing, except that it wasn’t.

Picnic Brought Its Pizza-Making Robot To CES
An expert in making pizza could probably make a pie in a relatively short amount of time, but if you’re trying to cater to the masses, then even an expert will probably struggle, especially in terms of consistency. This is where robots can come in handy and the folks at Picnic are showing what the future of pizza-making could look like.

Restaurant In India Rolls Out Robots That Can Take Orders And Serve Customers
The idea that one day robots could eventually replace certain jobs isn’t exactly a new one. In fact, over in New Delhi, India, it seems that some jobs are already on the verge of being replaced where what could be a first in India, a restaurant has rolled out a pair of robots named Champa and Chameli who will be capable of taking orders and serving customers.

Designer Reimagines What Our Shopping Receipt Should Look Like
We’ve all received receipts in our life, whether it be the receipt at the restaurant we just ate, receipts for the gadget we just purchased, or receipts from the grocery store. However, the problem with most receipts is that they’re hard to read. This is usually because a lot of them are printed on small sheets of paper, and sometimes the font can be faded or squashed.

The Instant Pot Smart WiFi Will Now Support Google Assistant
There is a growing number of cooking gadgets and appliances that are becoming more connected than ever. For example there are several sous vide devices that can be controlled using a smartphone, so it’s not really a surprise to learn that the Instant Pot will now support Google Assistant.

Carl’s Jr. Will Now Sell Beyond Meat’s ‘Meatless’ Burgers
It has been suggested that our consumption and demand for meat could be hurting the environment in ways we might not have thought of, but for many of us, living a meat-free life does seem to be pretty difficult. This is why some companies, like Beyond Meat, have toyed with the idea of creating “meatless” meat which aims to provide similar levels of satisfaction.

Fried Chicken Making Robot Debuts In Convenience Store In Japan
One of the things Japan is known for is its food, so much so that even their convenience stores are also held in high regard by many where you could quite literally have a multi-course meal of good quality in the store itself, thanks to its wide selection of foods. Lawson’s, one of the chains of convenience stores in the country, is also particularly known for their fried chicken.

MyOeno Is A Scanner That Can Tell You About The Wine You’re Drinking
The tasting of wine can be a rather intimidating experience, especially in the presence of others who might be more experienced. However if you’re worried that maybe your palate isn’t sophisticated enough to discern the various aspects of the wine you’re drinking, not to worry as technology is here to help.

Pizza Hut & Toyota Unveil Concept Hydrogen Truck With A Robot Kitchen
Food delivery services have always been pretty popular, and this is made even more so these days thanks to technology where there are apps that let us order food. However the more food deliveries we request, the more transportation is involved, in which turn is probably not too good for the environment.

FDA Declares Impossible Foods’ Meat-Free Burger Safe To Eat
There seems to be a growing call to create sustainable food products and more recently, meat has been put on that list where scientists are working to grow meat in a lab without the need to kill any animals. In fact one company by the name of Impossible Foods has created a burger from plants that is said to taste, look, and feel like an actual burger.

Food Delivery By Drones Now Being Tested In China
The concept of using drones to make deliveries isn’t new and it actually makes a lot of sense. Drones don’t have to deal with the same kind of traffic that a motorcycle, car, or delivery truck has to, which means that in theory it should be a lot faster to get items into the hands of customers.

A Restaurant In Boston Is Using Robots To Cook Its Meals
We’ve known for a while that robots would eventually replace the jobs that we do, or at least some of it. Over in Boston, there’s a restaurant called Spyce that seems to be well on its way of proving just that as the restaurant’s food is completely cooked by robots. All customers have to do is go to the order screen, place their orders, and their food will be made […]

Sony, Carnegie Mellon Team Up To Research Cooking Robots
Robots that can cook and make drinks already exist, but could this be the way of the future where more of our F&B outlets will start turning to robots for that? That’s why Sony and Carnegie Mellon University want to find out as both organizations have teamed up for research on AI and robotics.

Irrigation Robots Could Help California’s Wine Problem
When it comes to farming, it is no secret that robots and machinery is the way of the future. After all robots and machines require no rest and they are precise and efficient. However there is the argument that robots mean that jobs done by humans are replaced, but that might not necessarily be a bad thing for California’s wine scene.

Brewie+ Lets You Brew Your Own Beer At Home
If you’ve always fancied brewing your own beer at home, maybe because you’re particular about achieving a specific taste, or if you wanted to save money, or just for the fun of it, you might be interested in the Brewie+. This is a machine designed to help you brew your own beer from the comfort of your own home.

Capsulier Is A Machine That Lets You Make Your Own Nespresso Pods
As convenient as the Nespresso is (and other similar machines), the problem is that it locks you into the Nespresso pods. While the pods do make decent enough coffee, there might be some coffee enthusiasts who are more particular about their beans, plus it’s hard to beat freshly ground beans versus beans that have been sitting in pods for months.