Now You Can Get Pizza Made By Robots Delivered To Your Door
Zume Pizza in San Francisco uses robots to make their pizza
According to this study, one in three millennials are genuinely fearful that a robot will take over their job and these pizza making robots might be the start of it all.
How It Works
First, customers place their orders through an app. Once an order is placed, a bell goes off letting the kitchen staff know that an order has been placed. A human adds the order to the iPad and places a naked pizza (ie, just the crust) onto a conveyer belt. There are two robots that help with squirting out the sauce, one is named Jojo and the other is Pepe. Once the sauce is on the pizza, another robot (Marta) spreads it. The pizza then passes through a human assembly line for the toppings. Once the pizza is ready for the oven, a robot by the name of Bruno takes it from the conveyor belt to the oven.
The delivery truck is equipped with 56 ovens in order for the pizza to cook while it travels to the customer. These ovens are "smart" ovens in the sense that they use technology to predict the time of arrival for the pizza and automatically turn on and off at the correct amount of time in order to ensure that the pizza is perfectly fresh when it arrives to the customer's door.
Why do we need robots making pizza?
The co-founder of Zume Pizza, Julia Collins explains that "Every single person has the right to high quality food, at a fair price. Most people are short on time...We’re a food company, that is using technology to give people better food, as opposed to a technology company that is playing in the food space."
Even though there are robots involved in the pizza making process, Collins emphasizes that Zume Pizza has no intention of taking away human jobs and, in fact, they treat their human employees very well. Zume pays $15-18 an hour and employees receive free health, vision, and dental benefits. Additionally, each employee receives shares in the company.
If you want to try this pizza, you'll have to travel to Mountain View, California since it's only available there as of right now.
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