The KR 3 Agilus from KUKA serving snacks, beverages and desserts
It is small, agile and precise – and will soon be exciting fast food enthusiasts around the globe: the KR 3 AGILUS from KUKA won over the Brazilian company Bionicook and is now serving the company’s snacks, beverages and desserts to guests in the probably world’s first fully automated fast food machine of its kind.
Optimizing the fast food industry: the robot is the cook
Industrial companies have long been relying on automation solutions with robots. However, other sectors can leverage the advantages of using machines as well.
- Robots for fast food restaurants?
- Robots in the restaurant business?
In his goal of optimizing the food industry, or more precisely the fast food segment, entrepreneur Fabio Rezler from Caxias do Sul, Brazil answered these questions in the affirmative.
- The solution: an automated concept.
- The partner? KUKA.
- The result: Bionicook. A fast food machine where the robot cooks and serves.
“We are proud to have been a part of this project and to have been able to implement this idea,” says Edouard Mekhalian, Managing Director KUKA Roboter do Brasil. Thanks to KUKA’s expertise and the KR 3 AGILUS, it was possible to work together with the Brazilian automation company AUTTOM to create the world’s first fully automated fast food counter. The concept was presented at the MIND7 STARTUP trade fair in Caxias do Sul in May 2019.
Fast Food on demand: from the touch panel to the robot
With the Bionicook fast food machine, customers can choose between 14 snacks, two desserts, three salads and 15 beverages.
Guests place their order via a touch panel. Once they have paid, the serving robot starts preparing the order. It autonomously handles and serves the items.
To do so, it fetches the food, cooks it if necessary and serves it. The food is deep-frozen and pre-portioned. The robot serves the order within three minutes, and fills up to 100 orders per hour.
KUKA KR 3 AGILUS, compact design and speed
It requires little space, yet is extremely agile: the properties of the KUKA KR 3 AGILUS are convincing numerous industries. It has a payload capacity of 3 kilograms and a reach of 540 millimeters. It makes it possible to achieve shorter cycle times and to increase output. An ideal basis for the fully automated fast food counter: the robot delivers meals in a minimum of time – around the clock, seven days a week.