Centerplate executive chef Taylor Park stands in front of the robot pizza-making system in the kitchen at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park. (Courtesy Centerplate) Machine completes successful pilot program at Mariners’ ballpark Centerplate introduced the world’s first robot pizza maker at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park on Sept. 10. The machine was developed and created by Picnic, a robotics-as-a-service and artificial intelligence food assembly company that started in 2016. The pilot program wrapped up after the Seattle Mariners’ last home game of the season Sept. 29. Centerplate’s robot maker is 6 feet wide, 3 feet deep and 5.5 feet tall, and it is broken up into segments. The entry point is where the dough is placed on a conveyor belt. A camera locates the dough and signals the machine. The second phase adds sauce and cheese, and the last phase is for toppings. The platform can produce high-volume, customizable pizzas, made with any kind […]
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