Sally the salad robot is serving healthcare workers across the country
We could see a boom of robotic food delivery in coming months
Did you know that robots can now make salad? No, us neither. But it’s true: Sally is the world’s first fresh food robot, according to its maker, Chowbotics. Sally uses advanced robotics to put together fresh salads — it’s basically a robotic salad bar. You can build tasty meals from 22 ingredients that are protected in an airtight, refrigerated container.
This week Chowbotics announced it will be deploying 50 new Sallys to hospitals around the US. By the end of June, there will be 70 robotic salad makers in hospitals in the US and Europe, up from just 15 at the start of February, reports The Spoon.
Sally can make yogurt, grain and salad bowls, so it’s ideal for healthcare workers who need quick and easy access to fresh food, at all times of the day or night. The makers promise, “With over 1,000 possibilities, Sally offers your customers complete customization with made-to-order bowls that cover all dietary preferences including paleo, heart-healthy, vegetarian, vegan, and more.”
Possible dishes include Classic Chicken Caesar, Better Protein Salad, Zesty Quinoa Medley and Brisket Pasta Bowl.
The pandemic also presents an opportune time for Chowbotics to expand, because salad bars are being removed from cafeterias and grocery stores out of hygiene concerns. The fact that Sally’s ingredients are stored inside airtight containers makes for extra protection.
We will undoubtedly see an increase in robotic food delivery in coming months, as a result of social distancing measures.