Future of Cooking Robots and Current Trends | RationalStat
Future of cooking robots and current trends

Cooking Habits of the Millennials

Cooking habits are currently polarized, and this trend will continue in the future. Millennials are notorious for their takeout, meal delivery, and on-the-go eating habits. However, if they do cook, they choose complicated dishes. The contentious wants of these divergent cooking perspectives can be met with artificial intelligence (AI) and other revolutionary appliances. With the advancement of robotics, it will be easy to prepare 5-star Michelin dishes in a small-home kitchen, where each meal gives delight and alters one's attitude toward cooking. According to RationalStat research, 59% of millennials use their tablets or smartphones in the kitchen, and one of the most popular features is voice command. People's cooking habits are changing as a result of technological advancements.

Revolution of the Food and Beverage Industry

The revolution in automation has begun. The food and beverage business is attempting to figure out how to run more efficiently, improve customer service, and cut labor costs, fueled by today's on-demand society as well as the need to boost production and minimize prices.

Changes like increased food regulation, the requirement for digitalization, focus on efficiency and sustainability, skill shortage in the job market, and changing consumer habits around food and beverages are making the use of robots increasingly popular to help companies navigate to stay profitable.

From cocktail making to burger flipping, it is no surprise that robots for the food and beverage business are becoming more widespread as technology progresses and AI becomes more accessible.

Robotics can be used to improve both employee and customer operations. Cooking Robots can automate the food or beverage production process, save money and human resources, enhance menus, make fewer mistakes, reduce food waste, and work around the clock without receiving a raise. Customer-facing robots can assist by eliminating human touch. With COVID-19 reshaping safety concerns related to food be it in a restaurant or hospital cafeterias significant development in food robots has been observed.

Cooking Robots for a one-of-a-kind restaurant experience

The world's first robotic kitchen was showcased at Consumer Electronics Show - 2021, one of the world's premier consumer technology shows. The cooking robot system, developed by British technology firm Moley Robotics, includes a dexterous robot fitted into a high-end kitchen that creates freshly cooked meals at the push of a button. The cooking robot prepares meals from scratch and cleans them up afterward. This culinary cooking robot was created by a team of 100 engineers, interior designers, and three award-winning chefs over the course of six years of research and development. It includes a computerized menu with over 5000 meals and allows users to save their favourite foods.

Convolutional Neural Network-based image recognition models are extremely powerful and can be applied to videos to get incredible results, there is no need to use unique algorithms.

RationalStat has identified some of the notable industry developments in cooking robots and smart kitchen space across the world

  • Baxter robot is helping research groups to better interpret visual scenes and act on them by combining vision, robotics, and AI with practical applications.
  • Semblr – a leading smart kitchen uses cooking robots and artificial intelligence to improve customer selection, increase efficiency, and reduce food waste. With Karakuri's unique automatic portioning technology, it can provide a wide range of ingredients and cuisines, and it can be set to handle numerous menus in a single day.
  • Beastro, a robot designed for "dark kitchens," was created by an Israeli competitor. Beastro may be modified to produce any sort of dish autonomously, prepare roughly 45 dishes each hour, collect data, and interact with Cuismo, the company's online restaurant, and dark kitchen management software.
    • Because of its modest size, the Beastro is perfect for use in existing kitchens, restaurants, and food trucks. The Beastro saves over 70% on labor expenditures because it is run by just one person.
  • ai is a smart, interactive bartender that can be installed practically anywhere, serves mixed cocktails in under 30 seconds, and uses AI and speech recognition to provide menu advice to consumers.
    • This small-footprint robotic bartending machine might be simply deployed and operated as the main or backup bartender in hotels, casinos, and cruise ships.
  • The Picnic Pizza System simplifies the process of cooking pizza. Starting with spreading the sauce, topping it with cheese, adding pepperoni and three additional ingredients, and baking the pizza, the entire process may be automated in this modular and customized system.
    • A picnic can make hundreds of pizzas every hour with just one operator, freeing up the rest of the employees to focus on the rest of the menu.
  • Wilkinson Baking Company invented and designed the Mini Bakery, which is a completely automated bread-baking system. It does all of the mixing, shaping, proofing, and baking, allowing customers to buy hot, fresh bread from a vending machine.

The restaurant industry's future lies in automation. Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are bringing solutions to common challenges. It's difficult to picture a future without technological companions, given the rapid advancements in science and software.

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Ujjwal Parwal | RationalStat Director and co-founder

Ujjwal Parwal

Co-founder and Director at RationalStat

Ujjwal is a thought leader and recognized expert in the market research and consulting field. He is the co-founder at RationalStat, a leading global market research & procurement intelligence firm with 10+ years of industry expertise.

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