According tomedia New Atlas, CES 2020 visitors will have the opportunity to sample pizza made by robots. Centerplate, the site entertainment provider, chose Seattle-based food technology company Picnic to offer its automated food assembly system, which will produce up to 300 12-inch custom pizzas per hour at CES.
Picnic’s auto-food assembly system was originally developed for tailor-made pizzas and was trialled at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park stadium in October. The system is modular, independent, does not take up much space, and uses deep learning to adapt to its tasks and settings. According to Picnic, it requires little training, and in addition to pizza, it is designed to prepare other types of food, including small doughnuts, Mexican pancakes, and more.
In addition to feeding hungry CES visitors, Picnic also found that its systems have been used in small shops, large chains, virtual reality restaurants and “ghost kitchens.”
CES will be held from 7 to 10 January 2020.