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Eat pizza cooked by a robot at CES 2020

20 December 2019
The robotic assembly system will be on display and serving pizza during CES 2020. Source: Picnic

CES 2020 will feature numerous exhibits, from robots and prototype vehicles to hordes of new gadgets and gizmos for all manner of electronics.

While on the show floor, you can also get a slice of pizza from a robotic food assembly system developed by Seattle-based Picnic.

During CES 2020, Picnic’s robotics-as-a-service (RaaS) solution will be used by hospitality vendor Centerplate to serve attendees pizza via its assembly robots on the CES show floor. The robot is capable of producing 300 12-inch customized pizzas in an hour.

Picnic said the RaaS system is already in use in real-world kitchen settings after a successful pilot project by Centerplate at the T-Mobile Park location, home to the Seattle Mariners. Centerplate is also using the Picnic robot during a holiday event taking place at the stadium through Dec. 29th.

The robotic system is customizable for pizza but can do other food categories as well including buns, bowls, tortillas or plates.

The system includes deep learning AI technology that learns and helps meet the needs of food service operators. Picnic said it can be used for large chains, small storefronts or emerging food service venues such as virtual restaurants and ghost kitchens.

The platform requires on a small footprint and includes modular, configurable equipment making it applicable for stationary and mobile kitchen formats.

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CES 2020 will take place in Las Vegas on Jan. 7-10.

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