Aldi Launches Pizza Robot Vending Machine in Australia
The "Pizzabot" is made by Australia's Placer Robotics (which also is launching a Pizzabot crypto coin).
Grocery store chain Aldi today announced the launch of Pizzabot, a robotic pizza making vending machine, at its Aldi Corner Store in North Sydney Australia.
Aldi collaborated with Australian company Placer Robotics on the Pizzabot, which can cook 450 pizzas a day (17 pizzas per hour), offering Pepperoni and Italiana pizzas starting at $8.99 AUSD (~$6.49 USD as of today).
In addition to other digital payments, Placer says you will soon be able to pay for pizza with the “Pizzabot” cryptocurrency.
Grocery has always been among the most interesting use cases for food robotics. As grocery stores have offered more hot and prepared takeout food, the line between restaurant and retailer has blurred. Smart vending machines like the Pizzabot will expand and accelerate that trend for grocery stores of any size.
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