RobotsFoods has created the first human-like robotic vending machine that makes variety kinds of fresh juices. Robo Juice makes captivating way and attracts a lot of attention.
To realize Robo Juice, we have to apply a robotic arm, but it is not cost-effective to use industrial robots. The cost of industrial robots ranges from $18,000 to $60,000.
Therefore, we have designed our own robotic arm which are adopted for Robo Juice tasks. Our approach avoids the functionality that modern industrial robots have, such as high precision and carrying capacity.
We achieve cost in the thousands of dollars, thanks to:
New kind of drive based on hybrid hydro-mechanical system
Applying a new 3D printing technology with composite materials for production of spare parts (Up to 80% of spare parts will be 3D-printed with composite materials.)
Optimization of software solutions and the base of components
There is huge number of fresh juice outlets and vending machines in the world. However, main work is implemented by human labor that has following disadvantages:
Out-of-date preparing process, machines look like a big fridge which doesn’t attract a lot of attention
Limited assortment caused by technology limitations (mainly oranges are available)
The process of juice preparation is not open enough
Decreasing of customer amount in case of possible allergy to citrus fruit
Retail market outlets with staff
Human factor – dealing with the recruitment, training, and management of staffers, as well as turnover, risks of pilfering, and human error leading to increases in spoiled goods
Operational costs – payroll leads to increasing of payback period
Difficulty of scaling – business that have high labor and operational costs are complicated for fast scaling