University of Tulsa debuts Starship Technologies robot food delivery – Food Management

In this special edition of its 5 Things series, Food Management highlights five recent technology-related developments affecting the foodservice world.

Here’s your list for today:

  1. College of Tulsa latest to roll out automatic robot food shipping on campus

In partnership with Starship Technologies, the University of Tulsa (TU) is the latest university, and the first in Oklahoma, to turns out robotic food delivery units, starting with 15 robots, but with space available for up to 40. The service is currently restricted to campus eateries but as the automated programs have a potential range of upward to two miles, TU officials hope to take advantage of that. “We are looking at a phase two where we’d be looping in neighboring eateries, so our students could order from them and have their order delivered via robot in order to campus, ” said SU Vice President Matt Warren.

Read more : University of Tulsa launches food delivery robots on campus

  1. Researchers develop bacteria-eating viruses as a safe meals decontaminant

Researchers at McMaster University in Canada have got developed a way to coax bacteriophages—harmless viruses that will eat bacteria—into linking together and forming microscopic beads that can safely become applied to food plus other materials in order to rid them of harmful pathogens such as E. coli 0157. Each bead is about 20 microns, (one 50th of a millimeter) in diameter and is loaded with millions of phages. The researchers say the same approach may readily end up being used against other bacteria which cause food poisoning, such as Salmonella and Listeria—individually or in combination plus that phage sprays could be used within food processing, packaging and cleaning, plus even as a treatment for irrigation water and equipment, stopping contamination at the particular source.

Read more : Researchers harness bacteria-eating infections to create powerful food decontamination spray

  1. Hospitality school restaurant debuts robot server as learning tool

The particular University associated with Houston (UH) is expanding its robotic population on campus along with the addition of new robot servers at the UH Conrad N. Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership restaurant. In an effort to stand out from other schools, the college dean, Dennis Reynolds, debuted Servi, the new service robot, to Eric’s Restaurant in the Hilton hotel in order to introduce the factor that he says can alter the particular industry and give an opportunity for students to observe. According to the Hilton College, UH is not just the only college in the particular country to use Servi, yet it’s also the only cafe in Houston to employ a robot machine, with the goal of research and development within the foods service industry.

Go through more : ‘Servi’ the robot food server joins UH Hilton College eating place staff with regard to students to evaluate impact

  1. California school’s “Farm of the Future” uses water extracted from the air

The Compton Public School District in California has replaced its aging water pipes with a new system that literally makes drinking water out of thin air, plus students are using it to irrigate their campus garden, part associated with the “Farm of the particular Future” program set up simply by a Santa Monica based company named Skywell. Skywell partnered using the Compton General public School System to teach students regarding science and sustainable solutions to California’s drought by irrigating the entire garden using an unique system that extracts water from the air flow and funnels it through a special tank.

Read more : Compton School Literally Makes Water Out of Thin Air

  1. Kansas City store 1st third-party grocer in U. S. to utilize Amazon Just Walk Out technology

Kansas City grocery store Community Groceries has collaborated with Amazon in order to equip Simply Walk Out technology plus Amazon One in one of its stores for the first time when it re-opens with all the brand new retail technologies on Dec. 16. It’s also the particular first time Amazon offers expanded both technologies to a third-party customer’s grocery store in the US.

Read a lot more : Amazon teams along with Community Groceries and claims Just Walk Out and Amazon 1 tech first

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