Robots takeover Boston restaurant
A restaurant in Boston called Spyce has been taken over by robots but that’s really how it’s designed to be — to use artificial intelligence (AI) to make and serve grain bowls.
Spyce — a start-up founded at delta V, a start-up accelerator at MIT — operates a fast-casual restaurant with a robot-operated kitchen, wherein robots are tasked to dispense and heat ingredients to make grain bowls, while humans will only apply garnishes and extras, a report in CNBC showed.
“The Spyce kitchen is basically a machine that’s loaded up with prepped ingredients, vegetables, protein and grains. It takes an order, measures the right portions of each ingredient and dispenses them into a drum-like wok. The wok turns slowly by an electric burner, brings the food to the ideal temperature and then drops the meal into a disposable serving bowl,” the report said.
The recipes at Spyce were created by Chef Daniel Boulud, a well-known French chef who owns restaurants in New York and other cities.
The menu includes dishes like Hearth bowl and Thai bowl, which is made of roasted chicken, sweet potatoes, bok choy, brown rice, shallots and garlic in a Massaman curry sauce.