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Scientists develop edible TAPE that can hold burritos together and prevent leakages

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Unraveled, chaotic meals could be a thing of the past for burrito lovers thanks to a group of engineering students from Johns Hopkins University and their lunch-saving invention. Dubbed'Tastee Tape', the invention is simply edible sticky tape designed to hold a burrito together while it's being eaten. 'Tastee Tape allows you to put full faith in your tortilla and enjoy your meal, mess-free,' said Tyler Guarino, who led the project. Unraveled, chaotic meals could be a thing of the past for burrito lovers thanks to a group of engineering students from Johns Hopkins University and their lunch-saving invention. Dubbed'Tastee Tape', the invention is simply edible sticky tape designed to hold a burrito together while it's being eaten The team tested a'multitude' of ingredients and combinations before settling on a final recipe.


Chatbots and a tortilla-making robot: Chipotle's AI

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"With AI, we can really target and segment who gets what message and based on previous purchases and viewing habits. We can see how we can customize our messaging," Park said. An example of this AI-driven marketing approach is the way the chain -- which has some 2,000 locations in the U.S., Canada and Europe -- targets the 27 million loyalty rewards members who have downloaded its mobile app. Chipotle uses recommendation algorithms to send notifications to users of the app about deals tailored to the different foods they've ordered before, therefore improving their customer experience, according to the company. Chipotle also uses AI to improve customer service.


Robot chef is trained to taste food at different chewing stages

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A robot chef has been trained to'taste' food at different stages of the chewing process – just like humans do. The machine, created at the University of Cambridge, consists of a probe that can detect salt levels in food attached to the end of a robotic arm. Experts used the robot to taste scrambled eggs during different stages of mastication, including a runny liquid as it would appear just prior to swallowing. According to the scientists, robotic chefs that'taste test' dishes instead of humans could be a fixture of busy restaurant kitchens of the future. A robot'chef' has been trained to taste food at different stages of the chewing process to assess whether it's sufficiently seasoned. The perception of taste is a complex process in humans that has evolved over millions of years.


Chipotle launches a tech-focused venture fund

ZDNet

Greg Nichols covers robotics, AI, and AR/VR for ZDNet. A full-time journalist and author, he writes about tech, travel, crime, and the economy for global media outlets and reports from across the U. Some of the most interesting tech development is happening in an unusual space: Fast food. From burger-flipping robots to drone delivery and Amazon-level logistics, the face of fast food is changing quickly. Chipotle has announced a new venture fund called Cultivate Next, which will make early-stage investments into strategically aligned companies. Why does a quick-serve chain need a venture fund?


Council Post: Should Your Next Restaurant Employee Be A Robot?

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Angela Diffly is co-founder of the Restaurant Technology Network, a membership community from Hospitality Technology. But before you think humans are being replaced, check out how the restaurant industry is rolling them in, and rolling them out, just right. In a November 2021 survey fielded by the National Restaurant Association, 77% of restaurant operators said their restaurant did not have enough employees to support existing customer demand. And as a result of being understaffed, 65% say their restaurant cut hours of operation on days that it is open for business. Big brands like Buffalo Wild Wings, White Castle, Chili's, Chipotle and El Pollo Loco are making bold moves, blending shiny new robotic objects into everyday operations like a secret sauce, creating magic from kitchen to counter, and beyond.


Jack in the Box turns to robots to solve staffing challenges

ZDNet

Greg Nichols covers robotics, AI, and AR/VR for ZDNet. A full-time journalist and author, he writes about tech, travel, crime, and the economy for global media outlets and reports from across the U. Flippy 2.0 prepares curly fries for Jack in the Box. A few weeks back my kids went bananas for a robotic server at a local California Pizza Kitchen. For my next feat of parenting magic, I just might stop by Jack in the Box. There are some things that machines are simply better at doing than humans, but humans still have plenty going for them.


AI is Changing Our Restaurants

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According to research by the National Restaurant Association Research and Knowledge Group, the restaurant industry will be drastically different by the year 2030. WIthin a decade, it could be possible for an individual to approach a drive-through in an autonomous vehicle, order through an AI-powered voice ordering assistant, and eat food that was prepared by robots. One of the most startling aspects of this interaction is that there is not a single human involved besides the consumer. These changes will cause massive implications for every aspect of the sector, most importantly for the workers and consumers. Restaurants and food joints, once reliable venues for human interaction, will be important for the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) technology.


Panera will test an AI coffee system from the makers of the Flippy burger bot

Engadget

Miso Robotics, the company that built a robot burger flipper in use at White Castle and a tortilla chip maker Chipotle is testing, has turned its attention to coffee. Its AI-powered CookRight Coffee system will monitor temperature, volume and time data. It will blend those metrics with predictive analytics to deliver cups of java. Miso suggests the system could help restaurants run more efficiently. Panera Bread will be the first to test and evaluate CookRight Coffee before determining how to deploy the system.


The coffee robot your mornings deserve

ZDNet

Coffee is one of those habits around which much ritual has cropped up. You go to the cafe, if you're lucky your barista knows your order and gives you a warm smile, and you savor that first delightful sip. So are we ready for a robot to take charge of our brew? That's the bet that Miso Robotics, whose dexterous robot fry cooks are already slinging burgers and chicken wings at fast food restaurants, is making. Miso is launching a new coffee system and the first partner is Panera Bread.


Chipotle tests tortilla chip-making robots to combat labor shortage

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A Chipotle Mexican Grill sign is seen in the Park Slope neighborhood on April 29, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. A robot will soon be making your tortilla chips at Chipotle. Addressing his company's partnership with Chipotle, Miso Robotics CEO Michael Bell told "Cavuto: Coast to Coast," Friday the tortilla chip-making robot will combat the labor shortage in the U.S. and suggested that "automation is the solution." "The restaurant industry had a labor gap before the pandemic… the pandemic just accelerated this big gap between the number of jobs and the available labor," he remarked. Bell stressed that the labor shortage isn't "going away soon," and mentioned that there is a big demand to automate tasks in restaurants.