Automated restaurant or robotic restaurant is a restaurant that uses robots to do tasks such as delivering food and drinks to the tables and/or to cook the food.
Today, with the development of knowledge and information technology infrastructure, different areas of knowledge are used, one of these areas is self-service electronic services of large organizations and universities, which, by employing the power supply automation system, mechanize all affairs in this area.
In Iran the mid-70s worm, the first self-service automation systems in universities in the country to use, in this system of barcodes for identification cards and a device used by a microcontroller programmed had been used as a delivery device. With the advent of technology and the disappearance of bar code cards, in the early 1980s, these cards replaced their magnetic contact cards. With the development of Internet infrastructure in Iran as well as the needs of users using these systems, in the mid-80s, these systems were equipped with Internet reservation capabilities. In the same period, with the commercialization of non-contact card technology, radio waves, These cards replaced the previous cards. Now, with the development of the system at universities and organizations and the need for newer ones, these systems are progressing day by day to the point where they become a modern automation system linked to several other systems.
Restaurant automation means the use of restaurant management system to automate the major operations of a restaurant establishment. Even in the early 1970s, a number of restaurants served foods solely through vending machines. Called automats, or in Japan shokkenki, customers ordered their foods directly through the machines. Across Europe, McDonald’s has already begun implementing 7,000 touch screen kiosks that will handle cashiering duties.
More recently, restaurants are opening that have completely or partially automated their services. These may include taking of orders, preparing of food, serving and billing. A few fully automated restaurants operate without any human intervention whatsoever. Robots are designed to help and sometimes replace human labour (such as waiters and chefs). Automation of restaurants also allows the option for greater customization of an order.
Available Features in Nutrition Automation System
Web Reservation Food
Using this feature, users can access their meals on the Internet.
Increasing web credentials (Internet)
By using this feature, users can increase their credentials using a bank-connected card to the accelerated network.
Web Admin Panel (Internet)
User management system, groups and roles
Using this system, administrators can define the users and groups and assign them the corresponding roles. Using this feature, system administrators can manage the system anywhere and at any time by having a computer connected to the Internet. In some more sophisticated systems, it can be accessed through mobile devices or tablets.
Food Management and Food Planning
This subsystem allows administrators or administrators to define foods, and they can define defined foods in a diet plan.
Management of Saloons and Dining Halls
In this subsystem, the defined meals can be assigned to the predecessor, and the user groups defined may also be allowed or unauthorized to use this predecessor.
Manage food prices
Using this feature, you can assign different prices to different groups and users to buy different foods.
Food Value Management
In this subsystem, you can define the constituents of foods and also define the nutritional values of each one, including the amount of calories, protein, etc., and this system automatically calculates the sum of the amounts defined for each food press.
Device management and control
With this you can monitor and monitor the status of each service provider’s service provider.
Offering Offline Services
If the system has this capability, devices will automatically decide and service will not be discontinued if the network is disconnected for any reason or the server is unavailable.
In this subsystem, the performance of users and devices can be monitored and logged.
Generate dynamic reports
The information in the system is dynamically generated and reported from this information.
Connect to training system
It is used in universities and educational institutions, so that with the changes in the status of the user in the training system, the corresponding process will occur for that user in the feeding system. For example, in the case of a student’s study leave, his condition will be suspended in the system.
Connection to hostel system
This system is used in centers where a certain promise, such as dinner, is distributed in the dormitory where the user is resident, whether the accommodation is or not, the user has an effect on his condition in the system. Using this subsystem, information about the accommodation can be downloaded online and by changing its position in the dormitory, the feeding system will also be done in the relevant process.
Connect to financial system
It is used to report finances and settlements with directors’ users.
Connecting a storage system
This subsystem can be used to control inventory and supply chain process.
With this module, the user can place the card through fingerprint to authenticate it.
If the user does not have their card, they can use the system through this subsystem.
Automated restaurants have been opening in many countries. Examples include Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, United States, Výtopna (Railway Restaurant), a franchise of various restaurants and coffeehouses in Czech Republic, Bagger’s Restaurant in Nuremberg, Germany, FuA-Men Restaurant, a ramen restaurant located in Nagoya, Japan, Hajime Robot Restaurant, a Japanese restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, Fōster Nutrition, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Dalu Robot Restaurant in Jinan, China Haohai Robot Restaurant in Harbin, China and Robot Kitchen Restaurant in Hong Kong. Robot Chacha, the first robot restaurant of India is due to open in capital city, New Delhi. MIT graduates opened Spyce Kitchens in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, United States in 2018.
Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant
Fritz Relrude is a restaurant located in Kansas City, Missouri. Where the customer requests the food that he wants through a phone cabin dedicated to this purpose and comes requests through a system of a track or bars called “cat-skating”. A mechanical arm stops the orders at the platform above the tables, which in turn decreases to deliver food to the customer. But drinks are handled by real humans.
S Bagarz Restaurant is one of the restaurants in the city of Nuremberg in Germany. This restaurant features metal tracks that deliver food and drinks directly to the tables. Customers of this restaurant request their orders on a touch screen as they pass their smart cards on self-reading devices and wait for the food they ordered with a visible reading on the screen indicating the expected time to deliver their food.
It features Fuwa Maine restaurant (whose name indicates it is completely automated restaurant) that specializes in eaters Ramen and is located in the city of Nagoya in Japan. The restaurant features a full cooker and cooker. Robots perform all the cooking tasks required to cook up to 80 vases a day, serve the customers of this small restaurant and perform a comedy show while eating. They also wrap dishes and perform bizarre offers. This restaurant serves a regular pasta dish with pork soup, which is prepared in about 1 minute 40 seconds. Despite the profits of this restaurant, customers can not recognize the difference between human preparation and automated setup.
Hajime Robot Restaurant
Hajime Auto Restaurant is a Japanese restaurant located in Bangkok, Thailand. This restaurant features samurai-style robots that serve food and drinks to customers’ tables, make requests, clean tables, and perform occasional performances to entertain customers. According to the owner of the restaurant, the cost of those robots that appear like samurai is $ 93,300,000, but given the popularity of this restaurant, he is confident that his investments will be restored soon.
Dalo restaurant automation is one of the restaurants in the city of Jinan in China. The restaurant features six robots serving in this restaurant along with two robots in the form of two girls greeting customers when they enter. While natural persons prepare food, service robots deliver meals by “driving” bikes on specific routes within the restaurant. The capacity of this restaurant is currently 100 customers can be absorbed by the restaurant and serves them at the same time and distributed to 21 tables. Shandong Dalu Science and Technology Company, which established the restaurant, plans to expand the restaurant and run 40 robots.
Haohai Automated Restaurant
Houhaa restaurant automation is one of the restaurants in the city of Harbin in China. The restaurant features a large number of customer-friendly robots and culinary works of up to 18 robots designed and manufactured at the Haohai Robot Industry Co., Ltd. Each robot costs 200,000 yuan (approximately US $ 32,000) but their service capabilities are limited to one task. They can work for five hours Bbtareeten that are charged for two hours of charge.
Robot Kitchen Restaurant
Robot Kitchen Restaurant is one of the restaurants located in Hong Kong in China. The restaurant has three robots, including a giant robot that is equipped to take orders from customers and deliver them to the kitchen and serve meals to the customer’s table. The restaurant also features a robot called Robonova-1, which can dance on tables and entertain customers.
There are other automatic restaurants located in Thailand and Japan.
The robot that cuts the shawarma slices
Alkador Robotics was designed by Doner-Robot, a robot that can cut shawarma slices and is run through a camera mounted at the top. This robot already exists in several restaurants around the world.
Tek Temal, an electrical engineer from Sydney, has designed a “high-level chopping robot, a robot that can cut shawarma slices using a pressure sensing technique to get the optimal number of slices through the circumference of a piece of meat.”
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