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Uber Eats and Cartken partner for Sidewalk Robot Deliveries
Uber Technologies, Inc. and Cartken, a leading robotics company, today announced a new partnership for food deliveries via automated robots in Miami, Florida. Uber Eats consumers in Miami will have the opportunity to have orders delivered by Cartken's self-driving robot.
Starting today, Uber and Cartken will begin operating with select merchants in the Dadeland area of Miami-Dade County with plans to expand in Miami-Dade and to additional cities in 2023. Cartken's AI-powered sidewalk delivery robots currently are used for neighborhood food and grocery delivery, campus meal delivery...
Grubhub and Kiwibot Partner for Robot Delivery on College Campuses
Grubhub, a leading food ordering and delivery marketplace, and Kiwibot, a leading last-mile robotic delivery company, announced today that they will provide robot delivery services on college campuses across the United States.
Robot delivery from Kiwibot and Grubhub will first be available at the University of North Dakota before rolling out to additional schools next semester. Kiwibot joins Grubhub's existing partners, including Cartken and Starship, on nearly a dozen campuses offering robot delivery.
"When it comes to the campus dining experience, we see robot delivery as a complementary offering..."
In a Bear Market, Investors Bet on Black: RoboBurger Raises Funds In a $10M Seed 2 Funding Round
RoboBurger Inc is the maker of the RoboBurger: the world's first fully autonomous robotic burger chef in a box, that grills, toasts, adds condiments and assembles a fresh burger, in about 4 minutes.
RoboBurger Inc, represented by DLA Piper, is excited to announce that it opened its Seed 2 round of funding in partnership with Promethean Investments LLP, a private equity firm headquartered in London. The new Seed 2 funding round will allow RoboBurger Inc to grow and scale up production...
Use of Robots and Artificial Intelligence in Greenhouse Horticulture
Robotics and AI are not panaceas for solving labor shortages or other product-related problems. But in the next decade, robots and crop support software will take over certain tasks in the high-tech greenhouse.
Report summaryGrowers will not produce more cheaply because of robotization and digitalization, but mostly differently. Managing larger, more international companies will become easier, management skills will change, and the cooperation with suppliers and customers will become closer. Pests can also be dealt with earlier, more sustainably or more precisely. The quality of the...
Grubhub and Starship Technologies Partner to Bring Robot Delivery Services to College Campuses
Grubhub, a leading food ordering and delivery marketplace, and Starship Technologies, the world's leading provider of autonomous delivery services, announced today that they will provide robot delivery services on college campuses across the United States.
This delivery is currently available at the University of Kentucky, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Wayne State University, Southern Methodist University and Fairfield University, and will be available at multiple other college campuses later this year. More than 170,000 students will have access to robot deliveries across these campuses...
AI Tech Company Nala Robotics Signs Expansion Deal with Slice Factory Pizza Chain
Nala Robotics, an AI technology company revolutionizing the culinary industry, today announced it will supply Chicago-based Slice Factory with its autonomous chef, Pizzaiolaä, a multi-cuisine, voice-controlled pizza maker that also cooks pasta, burgers, wings, as well as prepares salads.
Under the terms of the agreement, Nala Robotics will custom design and install Pizzaiola at Slice Factory's newest locations to help fuel national expansion efforts. The pizza chain, which operates 12 locations in Chicago and surrounding the suburbs, has laid out an aggressive expansion plan...
Refraction AI Tests Autonomous Delivery at Two Chick-fil-A® Restaurants in Austin, TX
Refraction AI, a last-mile, autonomous robot delivery company, announced today it has deployed a fleet of its self-driving vehicles to provide energy-efficient meal deliveries at two Chick-fil-A restaurants located in downtown Austin, Texas. Refraction's innovative approach to last-mile delivery makes the cost, safety and sustainability benefits of self-driving technology available today by serving the rapidly growing demand for goods delivery across multiple categories.
Refraction's Robot-as-a-Service platform combines self-driving technology, tele-operations and a delivery...
4 Major Trends in Food Carryout and Delivery
Many consumers have reported using more food carryout and delivery compared to pre-pandemic behavior. In 2021, U.S. food carryout and delivery sales reached $694 billion due in part to the impact of the pandemic, which helped drive the demand for convenient foods eaten at home, as detailed in Food Carryout and Delivery in the U.S., 2nd Edition by Packaged Facts. The report describes a variety of unique food delivery and carryout trends to watch, including those highlighted below.
1. Continued Elevated Use Of Food Carryout And DeliveryFood carryout and...
Wing Zone Partners with Miso Robotics
Today, Wing Zone – one of the nation's leading fast-casual brands serving made-to-order flavor-packed chicken wings – announced a partnership with Miso Robotics – the company transforming the restaurant industry with robotics and intelligent automation – to make Flippy 2 a part of the chain's standard build for all future restaurant locations. Wing Zone is the first fast-casual brand in the world to spec food robotics into its operations at this level.
"With over 100 new shops in our current development pipeline, our technology roadmap relies heavily on strategic partnerships with companies like..."
Remy Robotics Exits Stealth Mode with Launch of Third Autonomous Robotic Kitchen
Remy Robotics, a food technology startup leading the disruption of delivery-only restaurants through the use of adaptive robotics and culinary engineering, today exited stealth mode with the opening of a third autonomous robotic kitchen. With over 60,000 robot-cooked dishes sold and top customer ratings across all major delivery apps, Remy Robotics is now ready to expand its delivery-only restaurant business with more brands and more locations. The company's successful track record means it is now ready to offer its autonomous robotic kitchen platform to other...
Walmart and Symbotic Expand Partnership to Implement Industry-Leading Automation System
Symbotic LLC, a revolutionary A.I.-powered supply chain technology company, and Walmart Inc. announced an expanded commercial agreement to implement Symbotic’s robotics and software automation platform in all 42 of Walmart’s regional distribution centers over the coming years. This is an expansion of Walmart’s prior commitment to deploy Symbotic Systems in 25 regional distribution centers.
The end-to-end software-enabled high-density robotics platform plays a strategic role in supporting the retailer’s goal of modernizing its vast supply chain network and allows Walmart to transform its regional distribution...
Chipotle Launches $50 Million Venture Fund to Foster Innovation
Chipotle is launching a $50 million venture fund.
Chipotle Mexican Grill is hoping to revolutionize the restaurant industry.
The quick-service restaurant chain announced the launch of Cultivate Next, a venture fund that will support seed-to-Series B stage companies that focus on increasing technology and innovation in restaurant operations and align with its mission to “Cultivate a Better World.” The fund will have an initial size of $50 million and will be financed solely by Chipotle.
The fund launch comes as the company is continuing its...
RoboBurger, the World's First Robot Burger Chef in a Vending Machine Format, Launches Nationally
RoboBurger, the world's first fully autonomous robotic burger chef, launched today with a ribbon cutting at the Newport Centre, a Simon Mall in Jersey City, NJ.
This restaurant in miniature cooks restaurant-quality freshly grilled burgers from scratch, and it will soon be heading to airports, malls, colleges, offices, factories, and military bases across the country.
RoboBurger is an artificially intelligent, self-operating, patented kitchen designed to include all the processes of a restaurant at a fraction of the size. It measures 12 square feet, plugs...
Chipotle Tests AI Kitchen Assistant, Chippy
Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced its latest digital innovation, Chippy, an autonomous kitchen assistant that integrates culinary traditions with artificial intelligence to make tortilla chips. Chipotle's culinary and technology teams called on Miso Robotics to customize its latest robotic solution to cook and freshly season Chipotle's delicious tortilla chips.
"We are always exploring opportunities to enhance our employee and guest experience. Our goal is to drive efficiencies through collaborative robotics that will enable Chipotle's crew members to focus on other tasks in the restaurant," said Curt Garner, Chief Technology Officer, Chipotle...
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