DailyDirt: To Serve Man... Sushi
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More than anywhere else, Japanese researchers seem a bit obsessed with creating robots to do some wacky things. So why not create some sushi robots to eliminate some of the boring, repetitive work in sushi restaurants? Here are just a few examples that point towards a future of fully-automated sushi production.
- The SushiBot can serve up to 3,600 portions of nigiri sushi in an hour. Its manufacturer, Suzumo, also has bots for maki rolls, but disappointingly, these robots still need a human operator to handle the raw fish and some of the other ingredients. [url]
- Yoshiaki Shiraishi was the inventor of the sushi boat conveyor belt -- an idea he borrowed from seeing beer bottles on a conveyor belt. His kaiten-zushi system helped to spread the global consumption of sushi, and it first appeared in 1958 in Japan. [url]
- Sushi-related robots aren't just replacing some human workers; some are carving out completely new jobs for themselves... such as laser-cutting intricate patterns into seaweed. No human would want to do this job by hand in a busy restaurant. [url]
- To discover more food-related links, check out what's floating around in StumbleUpon. [url]