Blendid's first concept in the market is an autonomous and contactless robotic kiosk that uses robotics, machine vision, artificial intelligence, and healthy ingredients to create delicious smoothies.
FREMONT, CA: Blendid is opening its fourth food robotics kiosk at Walmart in Fremont, CA. Bay Area-based Blendid offers an innovative, autonomous, and contactless food automation platform that leverages machine learning, robotics, and artificial intelligence to create nutrient-dense and delicious smoothies, made on-demand and customized to meet the unique health and taste preferences of individual consumers.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the focus on food safety globally. At Blendid, we're working with many essential businesses to help integrate a solution for safe, contactless food preparation and delivery," said Vipin Jain, CEO, and co-founder of Blendid. "Our newest location within Walmart is completely contactless from order to pickup and will be a healthy, quick, tasty, and affordable option for customers on-the-go. We are continuing to grow, learn, and adapt to the evolving needs of the future of foodservice."
Blendid's stand-alone, contactless kiosk includes a robotic arm, blenders, a refrigeration system, and numerous dispensers that store and dispense a variety of ingredients, including solids (such as fruits and vegetables), liquids (such as coconut water), and superfoods (such as chia, flax, and ginger).
Blendid's proprietary food operating system (foodOS) processes the orders and payment, measures and dispenses precise amounts of ingredients for customized drinks, blends, pours, and stores each smoothie until a consumer is ready for pickup. The Blendid system can process up to 45 drinks an hour and nine drinks simultaneously.
The Fremont kiosk will debut Blendid's latest model, which has a sleeker design, smaller footprint, and various new features, including entirely contactless ordering and pickup (managed using a consumer's smartphone), make-ahead drink storage, and enhanced machine vision technology. Its expert team of nutritionists and chefs have created a variety of recipes for the Fremont and Walmart community that are all 100 percent plant-based, vegan, and gluten-free.