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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Startups developing Robotic Chefs out of 133
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2.093.000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 133 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 food tech startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 128 robotic chefs, get in touch.
GammaChef offers a Robotic Cooker
With the increasing workload and lack of time to prepare food at home, automation in cooking is needed. Therefore, startups develop robotic solutions to personalize and automate cooking. Robotic solutions like this are complemented by digital recipes that allow working professionals to eat healthy and fresh meals despite their busy schedules.
Moroccon startup GammaChef offers a robotic cooker that prepares one-pot meals. The user has the option to choose from existing recipes or download new ones from the web. Based on these digital recipes, the cooker prepares Italian as well as Asian and Mexican recipes, among others. Additionally, the startup also equips users with a capacitive touch screen so that cooking is easily managed.
Suvie develops Kitchen Robots to Automate Cooking Processes
For some, preparing food is a tedious task, especially when it involves multiple steps such as thawing and marinating or cleaning and cutting. To make the process more enjoyable, startups develop multi-purpose robots that do not require human intervention. Such robotic systems save time for households and maintain the quality of freshly cooked food on a daily basis.
US-based startup Suvie works on a kitchen robot; specifically, a connected countertop appliance that automates home cooking. Using thermodynamic systems and algorithms, the robot delivers food at the touch of a button. The robot’s inbuilt reservoir automatically circulates water around the pans to refrigerate, as well as thaw meat and vegetables while cooking. The robot uses precise temperature control to avoid overcooking or oversteaming. Moreover, it is also capable of roasting and baking.
Mechanical Chef prepares Indian Recipes using Robots
Currently at 7.9 billion people, the global population is still growing. With the growing population and increasing food shortage, food distribution has become a major issue. To address this food crisis, startups develop robotic systems capable of preparing food automatically. This serves food-insecure communities both on a small and large scale.
Indian startup Mechanical Chef offers a cooking robot for the home, capable of preparing a full meal automatically. The robot’s design enables it to cook complex Indian dishes like rasam, sambhar, potato fry, capsicum fry, and different varieties of rice recipes. Overall, the robot cooks 100 dishes, serves customizable recipes, allows for remote cooking remotely, and integrates with mobile applications. Additionally, the robot sends information about the dish currently being prepared to keep the user updated about the status of the cooking process.
Dexai Robotics develops Collaborative Cooking Robots
Because of the increasing demand for restaurants, growing populations, and lack of skilled workers, kitchen staff starts to rely on collaborative food robots. Such robots assist in repetitive and menial tasks to autonomously prepare and amend recipes as well as clean dishes.
US-based startup Dexai Robotics builds the collaborative robot Alfred to autonomously prepare a variety of recipes. The robot is easy to install and adapts to the existing kitchen systems. It comes with a bowl-like arm and a utensil changer to mix food and change utensils on the fly. The entire robotic system connects to an app that allows users to pause cooking, amend recipes, and monitor performance. The robot also carries out real-time inventory management and order analytics to update the kitchen staff about any ingredient requirements.
Aitme offers a 24/7 Robotic Canteen
Working professionals, especially with night shifts at work, need to order food at odd times of the day. However, conventional food preparation and distribution systems, such as restaurants, are often closed at this time. Therefore, startups develop fully automated solutions that work round-the-clock to meet the growing demand for ready-to-eat food.
German startup Aitme provides a robotic canteen to fully automate kitchens for any business or location. Easy to integrate, cost-efficient, and always operational, the startup’s robotic chef serves different varieties of freshly-prepared dishes by simultaneously working with a maximum of 40 different ingredients. It offers a broad variety of healthy food options such as pasta, rice, quinoa, and salads.
Discover more FoodTech Startups
Food startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on Alternative Proteins, Robotics, Food Waste Reduction as well as increasing Supply Chain Transparency. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the food industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more food technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free FoodTech Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.