Nala Robotics, an AI technology company, has announced the launch of Pizzaiola. It is a fully autonomous pizzeria robot that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to replicate pizzeria-style foods precisely.
Equipped with natural language processing features, the robotic system can respond to voice menu orders and operational commands, thus saving customers’ time and drastically improving productivity. Additionally, the system checks more than 1,200 parameters every microsecond, from robot field of vision to food quality and point-of-sales. This thorough check ensures safety and enhanced productivity.
Pizzaiola can cook up to 50 pizzas an hour. It also offers 35 choices of toppings and cheeses, along with five doughs and four types of sauces. The robot can also prepare various kinds of salads, burgers, wings, and pasta.
Additionally, the modular kitchen setup in Pizzaiola allows customers to customize their orders by selecting from various ovens, fryers, and grills. The machine consists of traditional conveyor-style and brick-style pizza ovens.
After taking orders, Pizzaiola’s robotic arms knead the dough and add the toppings before sending it to the oven. After the cooking, the robot slices the pizza and packs it into boxes ranging from 8-18-inch in size.
Ajay Sunkara, co-founder and CEO of Nala Robotics, said that Pizzaiola could provide the same output as two full-time workers. He added that it is also capable of working 24-7-365 and can yield an excellent return on investment in a couple of years. Pizzaiola is now available as a restaurant-as-a-service with a monthly leasing option.