US College Campus Get Robots to Distribute Cereal Mixes In Bowls: Kellogg’s Bowl Bot
Two US college campuses are receiving a cereal-mixing robot that prepares a breakfast-ready bowl. These breakfast-distributing robots, created as a joint pilot between Kellogg’s and Chowbotics, have been rolled out at Florida State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On the Kellogg’s Bowl Bot, operated through a touchscreen interface or the Chowbotics app on a smartphone, a user can custom-create a breakfast bowl by blending the ingredients, including cereals, milk, fruits, and nuts of their choice.
Its ‘About Last Night’ mixes Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Krave Chocolate, chocolate drops, banana chips, and espresso syrup. The ‘Hawaii 5-0′ mix is made with Frosted Mini-Wheats, Bear Naked Fit Triple Berry Granola, pineapple, coconut, and mango. The ‘Valentine’s Day Vibes’ mixes Special K Red Berries cereal, cocoa nibs, blueberries, strawberries, and whole milk, according to a report in Food and Wine.
The Kellogg’s Bowl Bot will work alongside campus food service providers to increase the dining options for students. While a basic bowl of cereal costs $3 (roughly Rs. 220), the one mixed with a wider variety of ingredients may go up to $6.50 (roughly Rs. 470).
Chowbotics by DoorDash has previously created salad-making robots and the same technology has been put to good use to create Kellogg’s Bowl Bot.
Penn Daniel, general manager of Chowbotics by DoorDash, said in a press release that the company was thrilled to partner with Kellogg’s and the universities as they expanded their dining offerings. “The Kellogg’s Bowl Bot provides students a convenient, quick way to customize the Kellogg’s cereals they know and love for a fresh meal or snack anytime,” Daniel said.