For consumers in search of vegan food that’s more sci-fi tech-savvy than ever, a new restaurant in Boston called Spyce should qualify. And there’s no risk in offending the chef with your special requests or dietary restrictions; it’s using a robotic kitchen to make salads and grain bowls in three minutes or less.
The brainchild of four MIT robotics grads (obviously), Michael Farid, Brady Knight, Luke Schlueter, and Kale Rogers, better known as the “Spyce Boys”, the idea was spurred on by their lack of time, kitchen experience, and budget while also seeking out fresh and healthy meals to keep them energized and focused for all the hours needed for making robots… the answer to their problem turned out to be right in front of them. So, according to Farid, “as robotics-obsessed engineers, we set out to create a new and efficient way of cooking food,” he said in a recent video explaining the Spyce story.
The robot does everything except add toppings — that’s the only thing done by human hands, the founders note.
The meals are priced with college students in mind at about $7.50 a bowl.
“From our humble starts in our fraternity basement,” says Knight, “we developed a prototype that really sort of proved we could build something that can create delicious, high-quality meals.”