Robot-Made Pizza – The Quickest Way to Get Your Carb Fix

Robot-Made Pizza – The Quickest Way to Get Your Carb Fix

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Robot-made pizzas might revolutionize the way we get our cheesy fix, hotter and faster than ever before. Artificial intelligence is making inroads into the massive, $40 billion USD pizza industry.

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Zume Pizza wants “to provide the very best pizza delivery experience in the world, and to delight each and every customer”.

Some say they have succeeded. Since debuting this June, the pizza company has become synonymous with automated pizza and delivery.

With technology like this, they may just manage it. Company founders, Julia Collins and Alex Garden, have developed a business model based on the automated manufacture and delivery of a culinary staple: the humble pizza. While not yet fully automated,the multi-stage process of producing a custom pizza is sped up at Zume to 288-units-per-hour.

The process looks like this. Zume has no front of house, only the option to deliver. Customers jump online or order via the app. Orders are processed using artificial intelligence, which starts the process of putting together your customised meal.

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A human shapes the dough, which is loaded onto the conveyor belt to one of the sauce dispensers, cutely named Jojo and Pepe. The next robot on the line is named Marta,

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Topping the pizza requires human hands, at this stage; co-founder Collins said this is because ‘humans are good at doing toppings already.’ The topped pizza is then lifted to the oven by another robot, this one named Vincenzo.

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A human then loads the pizza into the one-punch slicer, before boxing it in truly innovative packaging: a compostable container designed to direct moisture away from the base. No more soggy pizza!

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The cooked pizza is then delivered to your door.

The next phase for Zume promises to eliminate the problem of hot food cooling during delivery. If delivery will take more than 12 minutes, they can cook your pizza on the way!

[Image source: Business Insider/Melia Robinson]

The new Zume truck houses 56 ovens, into which unboxed, cooked pizzas are loaded. If the delivery time is due to take more than 12 minutes, the oven is automatically turned on 210 seconds before arrival. The delivery driver can then slice and box up the hot pizza just seconds before handing it to you.

With free delivery, a request for no tipping, and comparable prices to the major players in the industry, this revolution in super-fast pizza delivery is sure to stuff a few crusts.