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Technologies
Technologies

This Googly-Eyed Robot Is the Newest Employee at a Tennessee Grocery Store

Marty the robot wanders around the store, checking prices and alerting staff to spills.
Lauren Rothman
5.11.18
legos
legos

I Tried to Hack the Robot Chef at Lego's New Restaurant

At Lego House in Billund, Denmark, you build your own meal out of Lego blocks and feed it to a robot chef. It’s equal parts family entertainment and sci-fi.
Lars Hinnerskov Eriksen
12.26.17
robots
robots

Scientists are Teaching Robots to Write Surprisingly Good Yelp Reviews

The AI-generated sentences “[provided] the same level of user-perceived ‘usefulness’” as those written by real people.
Jelisa Castrodale
9.4.17
robots
robots

Robots Cooked and Served My Dinner

In the Chinese city of Kunshan, a small army of robot cooks and waiters serve dumplings and fried rice to curious customers at Tian Waike Restaurant, and their owner eventually wants his robots to replace humans the world over.
Jamie Fullerton
8.30.17
Pizza
Pizza

$2.9 Million Pizza-Making Robot Is Still Struggling to Make a Pizza

Will a pizza taste as good if made by a soulless android? Time to find out!
Jelisa Castrodale
8.14.17
Technologies
Technologies

A Robot Barista in SF Charges Customer for Its Healthcare

Isn't the appeal of automation not having to pay for your employee's medical expenses?
Alex Swerdloff
8.11.17
beer
beer

This is What Happens When You Let Robots Name Your Beer

Pretty sure I've seen Barrel-Aged Chocolate Milksmoke and Devil's Chard on a menu somewhere.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.7.17
robots
robots

Food Delivery Robots Could Soon Be Dropping Off Your Pizza

Your late-night pizza binges and lazy Saturday morning bagel orders are about to get a futuristic upgrade.
Gillie Houston
4.16.17
Civil Rights
Civil Rights

Automated, Tablet-Heavy Restaurant Sued For Being Inaccessible to the Blind

Not everybody is thrilled about our robotic future.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.27.17
Fast Food
Fast Food

Robots Are Flipping Your Burgers, But They’re Not Taking Everyone's Jobs

And our economy probably isn’t going to crash because of driverless cars and barista-less coffeeshops. Probably.
Gowri Chandra
3.16.17
Technologies
Technologies

Wendy's Is About to Make Ordering Burgers Easier for People Who Hate People

Wendy’s expects to have the kiosks in more than 1,000 stores by the end of the year, giving customers the option of skipping human interaction when ordering burgers and fries.
Wyatt Marshall
3.2.17
coffee
coffee

Inside Cafe X, Home of the World's First Robot Barista

The concept is the brainchild of Henry Hu, a 23-year-old college dropout from Hong Kong, whose love of coffee is intertwined with his entrepreneurial spirit.
Gigen Mammoser
2.3.17