Can a robot make a pizza as well as a human? Sure it can. Why not?
It’s the question foodies in North America will be asking now that Let’s Pizza, the strangely named pizza-making vending machine from Europe, is landing on American shores. The machine, which can make four different kinds of pizza in about two-and-a-half minutes, will soon be rolling out in amusement parks, malls, airports and other public locations, according to A1 Concepts, the company behind Let’s Pizza in the U.S.
There are a number of videos out there explaining how it all works, but this poorly dubbed one is probably the funniest:
I wrote about the benefits of such machines, which are essentially robots, a few years ago. For one thing, they eliminate the need for teenage labour, which can be mischievous to say the least.
They also offer the promise of better-tasting food, provided that they’re continually stocked with fresh ingredients, because robots can follow recipes exactly and aren’t prone to human error. It’s a fact that horrifies food snobs.