Hungry? Print a burrito

By on June 19, 2012
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I remember watching the cartoon The Jetsons as a kid and marveling at how food and complete meals would be instantly delivered by just a push of a button. It seemed too good to actually be real, but lucky for me one brave NYU graduate is hoping that his littler invention sees the light of day.

Say hello to Burritobot.

It not might look like much, but this little thing is poised to potentially change the way we prepare food. It’s able to ‘print’ a burrito based on a user’s preferences, adjusting everything from salsa to the kind of sauces that go into your burrito. Once done, you simply roll up the burrito and enjoy. There are of course limitations to this model – since everything is squeezed out of tiny syringes, don’t expect to have any beans or meat sauce tossed in. But despite being an prototype, Burritobot could pave the way for how food is ordered or prepared in fast food chains, where a customer simply walks up to a screen, adjusts different sliders to their taste, and the automated kitchen takes care of the rest.

Feeling a bit peckish? Check out more info on the project here.


A former IT & Marketing Manager turned full time Editor, Nick enjoys hurling fireballs and tinkering with the latest gadgets. Follow him on Twitter as @theregos

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