08 Oct '17, 11pm

Will salad robot be a job killer? - The Straits Times

NEW YORK • Silicon Valley start-up Chowbotics has devised a robot, which it calls Sally the Salad Robot, aimed at reducing the risk of food-borne illness by assembling salads out of pre-cut vegetables stored in refrigerated canisters. Diners use a touchscreen to place their orders, choosing from a menu of recipes or designing their own salads. The machine calculates the number of calories for each salad and drops the veggies into a bowl in less than a minute. There is less human contact with the food. But as a growing number of food-and drink-slinging robots have begun interacting with diners in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr Deepak Sekar, the device's inventor and founder and chief executive of Chowbotics, has faced questions about whether his machine will put people out of work. He denies that will happen. He insists that his company's focus - which is on the salad bar m...

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