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Karakuri, the British Tesla of kitchen and food robotics is here


From picking to plate, the food industry is heavily reliant on human labour and has relatively little automation. In a move to revolutionise the food and hospitality industry, London-based startup Karakuri has ambitious goals to bring robots and AI to the food industry finally.

They’re making it possible with their prototype dubbed as DK One — the first automated canteen run by a robotic arm for making meals. Interesting, isn’t it?

The UK robotic startup recently also announced £6.3 million investments, led by firstminute capital, and supported by Hoxton Ventures, Taylor Brothers, Ocado Group and the UK’s government-backed Future Fund. 

Restaurant’s tight margins

Barney Wragg, Karakuri’s founder and CEO started seeing the potential for robotics in food preparation while helping friends in the restaurant industry. After a career, including working at microchip manufacturer ARM and the Really Useful Group Wragg was considering his next steps when he started thinking about restaurants’ tight profit margins....