Food robotics company Chowbotics is showcasing its first product, Sally the Salad Robot, at the NACS Show this week.
The robot creates custom salads with up to 21 seasonal ingredients in less than a minute, any time of day. Users place a bowl beneath the dispenser, make selections on a touchscreen interface and watch as Sally's canisters shift to drop each ingredient in, one by one.
Sally's patent-pending canister system protects the integrity of the ingredients by keeping them fresh and sanitary, according to the company. Precise calorie counts also allow users to build salads that suit their nutritional needs.
Another bonus, says the company, is the robot's small footprint — it measures just 31.7 by 33.2 inches.
The robot is available for pre-orders now, with target locations including c-stores, retailers, restaurants, hotels and more.