Robot creates proportioned salads

April 5, 2017

A new robot named Sally from Chowbotics creates a proportioned salad through science. Sally is about the size of a dorm room refrigerator and weighs 350 pounds. The machine uses 21 ingredients, including romaine, kale, cherry tomatoes and seared chicken breast, to create various types of salads in about 60 seconds, Bloomberg reports. Ingredients are fresh and kept in refrigerated compartments.

Here’s more from Bloomberg:

“Sally does require a human set of hands to prep the ingredients that go into its canisters, which are then installed in the robot. (Sekar called the process of chopping ingredients in the machine ‘too complicated right now,’ although it’s something he promises for the future; he offered an analogy: ‘It’s like paper getting stuck in a printer; it shuts down the process.’)

“Sally’s current list price is $30,000; there will be an option to lease one for about $500 per month. Chowbotics will start delivering pre-orders of Sally in the third quarter.”

Deepak Sekar, the creator of Sally, hopes to see the machine installed in hotels, convention centers, airports and more.

Click here to read more about Chowbotics’ Sally salad machine.