Restaurants, shops and businesses in general are reinventing themselves to avoid physical contact with other people, and it seems that the world of robotics can help with the task.
It is an invention of the food automation company Piestro, a stand-alone vending machine that can succeed where many others have failed.
Piestro is raising money through the crowdfunding site StartEngine. It is a system capable of cooking and placing ingredients, transforming itself into an automated pizzeria that combines fresh ingredients and personalized recipes to build what the company says are high quality pizzas, although at the moment there are no reviews on Youtube of people who have tried them.
This pizza kiosk is original, but the idea is already very much chewed. There is another company called Basil Street that recently raised $10 million for its pizza vending machine and another, API Tech, that has some pizza kiosks in various parts of Europe.
Piestro’s has advanced robotics, precise dispensing and temperature sensors, and they believe they are different from the rest by quickly producing pizzeria quality products. Piestro uses a temperature insulation system that keeps the covers and the dough at suitable temperatures separate from the heat of the oven underneath. Future versions of Piestro will also use dual-heating element ovens to quickly produce perfectly cooked pizzas.