There is not just one way to develop a pizza-making robot.
Some companies are trying their hand at making pizza vending machines, while others are using collaborative robots to make fully automated kitchens.
And still others are developing automated kitchens in a space equivalent to a shipping container.
While it may not be a crowded space, there are plenty of startups trying to crack the code and develop the next big innovation in pizza making.
Many conversations around automation tend to focus on warehouses and manufacturing facilities, but the restaurant industry is also investing in the technology.
From fast food and “ghost kitchens” to high-end eateries, school cafeterias to hospitals and airports, the number of chains and locations that could use cooking and service robots is impressive.
The global food automation market is estimated to be worth $29.4 billion by 2027, according to Meticulous Research.
Check out the slideshow on the right (bottom on mobile) of some of the top pizza-making startups, along with two that failed.
About the Author
Cesareo Contreras was associate editor at Robotics 24/7. Prior to working at Peerless Media, he was an award-winning reporter at the Metrowest Daily News and Milford Daily News in Massachusetts. Contreras is a graduate of Framingham State University and has a keen interest in the human side of emerging technologies.
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