The restaurant robotics universe is significantly expanding every day. Recently three major robots were developed: one is a boba maker, and the other two are major upgrades for existing robots. The boba making robot is named Bobacino, and it is focused on automating the process of creating boba for tea. This offers the restaurant an option to have in-house boba with branded stalls in locations like college campuses or malls. The machine is fully automated, and it has a robotic arm that simplifies the tea making process. Darian Ahler, CEO of Bobacino, stated that the machine would offer three new flavors, and it has the capacity to hold ingredients required for almost 200 drinks. Bobacino is still in the early stages, and it is looking for investors to raise $3 million via equity and crowd-funding platforms.
The price of the robot is yet to be fixed, and it is expected to be around $50,000, along with a monthly fee. Following the success of Picnic at T-Mobile Park, the company is looking forward to releasing its new upgrades and features. Clayton Wood, CEO, stated that the company is working towards making the design sleeker, and it will also have an in-built dishwasher. Chowbotics’ Sally offering has also received major upgrades for contactless ordering.