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Robots could be taking your next food order

Posted at 8:01 PM, Feb 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 12:42:17-05
The future is now.
 
McDonald's and now Wendy's have announced that they are rolling out kiosks where customers can order and pay.
 
By the end of 2017 more than 1000 Wendy's locations could have kiosks set up.
 
A company spokesperson tells me they allow customers "more control over their experience," but that people call still order from employees at the counter.
 
But machines aren't just for taking orders.
 
A robot named Sally could soon be making your salads.
 
Inventor Deepak Sekar says she is meant to replace the salad bar at cafeterias, universities, and restaurants.
 
He says the machine can make thousands of combinations of salads.
 
"Sally is the smallest cafeteria an office can have. And it's the most affordable cafeteria an office can have," he said.
 
Sekar's California company, Casabots, plans to have her ready to go as early in the first week of April 2017.
 
He says with the falling prices of robots and increasing innovation, Sally the salad maker is just the beginning.
 
"I believe we are on the cusp of another industrial revolution now with robots," he said.
 
Ready or not, Sekar says, the way we get our food is changing.
 
"You're going to see more and more robotics used in the food industry in the next 5 years to 10 years," he said.
 
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