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A pizza vending machine for a new reality


Will people really want to get their pizza from a robotic vending machine, as a new food automation company called Piestro is betting? The best telepresence hardware to go beyond video conferencing and make remote work truly collaborative. As anyone who pays attention to the food and beverage space can attest, the age of non-sucky vending machine food is coming. Depending on where you live, you may already be able to get a fresh-tossed salad from a robot named Sally and a really good pull of espresso from one of Cafe X's robotic baristas. Automation in food preparation is hardly new.