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MIT engineers open futuristic restaurant featuring robotic chefs

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A meal in three minutes

Interior shot of robotic restaurant Photos via Dezeen

Of all the ways that robots might ultimately usurp the human race, robotic restaurant employees are looking to top the list. It’s unlikely that automation will ever take over fine dining—but fast food? That’s already happening.

Shot of robotic woks

Spyce, a new restaurant backed by French chef and restauranteur Daniel Boulud, was cooked up (sorry) by four MIT grads who had grown tired of paying human-labor prices for their food. Instead, they devised a system of seven robotic chefs that can prepare a meal for cheaper and in less than three minutes.

Gif of woks working

At Spyce, customers order from a touch screen before the robots get to work collecting ingredients and depositing them into robotic woks where they are mixed and cooked at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. After the food is cooked up, the woks tip over and pour the food into a bowl.

Interior shot of restaurant

It’s hard to knock a well-executed system, but there’s something to be said for the fact that humans are still responsible for putting the finishing touches on the dishes. Maybe there’s hope for us yet.

Via: Dezeen