Say Ciao to Linguini, the New Robotic at Pizzeria Credo

  • A robotic is operating meals to tables at Seattle’s Pizzeria Credo, and “persons are loving it,” the proprietor says.
  • The bot, manufactured by Bear Robotics, is reportedly the primary of its type in West Seattle.

Pizzeria Credo in Seattle has a useful new robotic employee: Linguini’s the identify, and operating meals to tables is its sport.

In line with Westside Seattle, Linguini, a robotic from Bear Robotics, is the primary meals bot in West Seattle, though the producer’s know-how is already in use at a number of different pizzerias and eating places across the nation.

John Senega of Bear Robotics instructed Westside Seattle that Linguini isn’t meant to exchange human workers. It’s simply there to ease the waitstaff’s workload. “All it does is ship meals, utilizing a predetermined map, to the situation specified,” he mentioned.

Outfitted with three cameras and LIDAR know-how to stop collisions and navigate the restaurant flooring, the 72-pound Linguini may even communicate. When it arrives on the visitor’s desk, it says, “Please take your meals.” Then, because it’s turning away, it provides, “Take pleasure in.” However the bot may be programmed with completely different bulletins in addition to branding messages.

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In mid-2021, Angelo’s Palace Pizza, situated in Cumberland, Rhode Island, launched a Bear Robotics robotic to its prospects. Ledo Bot 9000, from the identical producer, debuted at a Ledo Pizza retailer in West Springfield, Maryland, earlier this 12 months.

Bear Robotics’ tech, nicknamed Servi by the corporate itself, has additionally been used at senior residing facilities, resembling La Costa Glen (pictured above) in Carlsbad, California.

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“It’s innovation, and persons are loving it,” Pizzeria Credo proprietor Jacques Nawar instructed Westside Seattle. “It’s going to assist the waitstaff. If one thing is fallacious, I don’t suppose folks will get upset with it. Total, we see the long run in it and attempt to think about [how] the following technology goes to be doing enterprise. It’s not taking the place of human beings—it’s simply serving to them.”

Pizzeria Credo, which was featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” in 2018, affords Neapolitan-style pies and basic pasta dishes like Linguini Alfredo, Penne Carbonara and Pasta del Bolognese. On the pizza facet of the menu, prospects can strive the Parma con Uovo, that includes mozzarella, arugula and prosciutto di Parma with an natural egg cooked sous vide, or the Del Golfo, topped with shrimp, mozz, ricotta, crimson chili flakes and pesto.