Tencent Digital News(Lotus) In a back kitchen in Mountain View, Silicon Valley, Marta works tirelessly, continuing to spread the garlic sauce evenly on pizza dough.It never complains and doesn’t need pay and leave, it’s Zume’s PizzaRobotone of the employees.
As a senior IT executive, Alex Garden has a rich resume, such as President of Zynga, General Manager of Xbox Live, etc. Now, he is the founder and executive CEO of Zume Pizza, hoping to build the company into “the restaurant industry. Amazon”. From a professional manager to an entrepreneur, Alex Garden has a clear direction. He hopes to create a new fast food production and marketing model through robotics. Currently, Zume’s production line is developed in cooperation with Swiss Robot manufacturer ABB.
In Zume’s back kitchen, you’ll see an assembly line that looks like a garage.First, the unbaked dough will be placed on the conveyor belt, sprayed with a dollop of garlic sauce, and then spread evenly; the cheese, vegetables and meat parts are currently handled manually, because the taste required by the user needs to be taken into account; last onemechanicalThe arm Robot “Bruno” will bake the pizza in the oven and deliver it for packaging.
That’s not all, Zume’s other patented technology is a delivery truck with 56 ovens built in that can be turned on and off remotely. This technology makes it easier and faster to deal with large orders, and it takes less than 4 minutes to bake a pizza, which has never been achieved in the pizza industry before.
According to Alex Garden, useautomation, robots, and cloud technology are the advantages of Zume Pizza, and his technology has begun to attract restaurant giants such as Domino, which has already begun to use Robot delivery services in some cities in the United States. The capital market has also begun to show interest in Zume, including Google Ventures and others considering investing in Zume. However, Alex Garden said that he only hopes that Zume can be recognized in Silicon Valley and make consumers fall in love with the pizza baked by the robot.
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