Artificial intelligence software used to power robotic kitchen assistants will now be available as a standalone service so that operators can benefit from the technology while using incumbent cooking equipment.
Miso Robotics said the release of its CookRight system via a subscription-based software as a service (SaaS) model would increase accuracy in kitchens without customers having to purchase one of its ‘Flippy’ robots.
The advanced AI platform, which incorporates machine learning, sensors and computer vision, has served as the foundation of its flagship product – which is known for its robotic grilling and frying capabilities – ever since its launch.
CookRight’s first platform application is focused on the grill and will deliver new levels of precision, quality and efficiency to restaurants, according to Miso.
The software allows chefs to track a food item on a grill and monitor cooking time automatically to deliver precision-level cooking.
It is able to provide a data-rich workflow with alerts built in to guide staff and keep cooking on track from the moment an item is placed on the grill, improving the cooking process and ensuring accurate order completion.
CookRight can identify exactly where a product is placed on the grill and has the ability to learn each grill’s heat distribution to cook those items more precisely.
The software can also flag performance and maintenance issues to kitchen staff.
Miso Robotics said it plans to expand its application beyond grilling to other common quick-service menu items as well.
“The beauty of CookRight and its machine learning capabilities is that it can literally learn how to identify any item placed on a grill and know how long it needs to be cooked, moved or flipped in real-time,” said Buck Jordan, president and chairman of Miso Robotics.
“CookRight obtains unprecedented amounts of information on kitchen operations that have never been captured before – leading to better food for customers, a better workplace for kitchen staff and cost savings for restaurant owners. It’s the partner restaurant operators and staff need in the kitchen. This is a critical time for the industry and solutions like CookRight can truly turn the tide and move us into recovery.”