Singapore-based capital firm Velocity Ventures has invested in Hyper Food Robotics to roll out autonomous robotic pizza kitchens next year.
One unmanned pizza kitchen will have the capacity to produce about 120 pizzas per hour – three times more efficiently than a human-staffed kitchen – and ensure consistency in food quality and safety standards through AI technology, the company said. The kitchen unit is also easy to transport.
“Hyper’s robotic kitchen will be tomorrow’s disruptive technology for the food services industry as labour shortage challenges escalate because more people now shun back-of-house operations jobs,” said Nicholas Cocks, managing partner of Velocity Ventures.
“Automation and robotics can help companies achieve lower labour costs and improve productivity by taking over repetitive tasks in the kitchen, allowing restaurants to redeploy their employees to other parts of the business that will improve the customer experience.”
Created by Udi Shamai, Yariv Reches and Harel Shafran, the unmanned pizza kitchens were piloted in October last year in Isreal in partnership with Pizza Hut.
“We aim to launch Hyper ‘robotic box kitchens’ internationally by next year,” said Udi Shamai, CEO and co-founder of Hyper Food Robotics.