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Qingdao-produced robot chefs ready to serve

(chinadaily.com.cn) | 2022-02-17

The use of catering robots has helped diversify the variety of foods and greatly increased efficiency at the intelligent canteen of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. A similar intelligent cooking machine was developed by Feast Cube, a high-tech company based in Qingdao.

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Visitors buy meals at an intelligent canteen in the cross-border e-commerce town in Jimo district. [Photo/Qingdao News]

Feast Cube's robot chefs are ready to serve hungry visitors at an intelligent canteen in the cross-border e-commerce town in Qingdao's Jimo district. Employees at the canteen load well-portioned items into the refrigerator-shaped robot, scan the QR code on the food box, click "System Start", and the robot begins to work automatically.

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The intelligent cooking machines developed by Feast Cube [Photo/Qingdao News]

Li Weitai, deputy general manager of Feast Cube, said that the robot chefs can complete one dish in just five minutes. The robots are able to cook 260 varieties of dishes from traditional Chinese food, such as Kung Pao chicken and dongporou, a popular pork dish, to a variety of foreign staples like spaghetti with meat sauce.

"Robot chefs can work very efficiently 24 hours a day, serving food to customers at any hour of the day," said Li, adding that the company's intelligent cooking machines will be used in ordinary people's homes in the future.

"After mass production, the price will be very affordable, so that customers can enjoy convenience and delicious food provided by the cooking robots," Li said.

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A customer picks up his order at an intelligent cooking machine. [Photo/Qingdao News]