Miso Robotics is revolutionizing the restaurant and prepared food industries with innovative robotics solutions. Founded with a mission “to use technology to empower chefs to make food perfectly and consistently, at prices anyone can afford,” Miso enables restaurants to increase labor productivity, reduce costs and drive profitability, while improving food quality, consistency and safety.
Miso needed an arm that would propel its mission forward while helping solve the enormous labor issue in the restaurant industry at scale. While robotic arms are not an innovative new technology, the ones on the market today are big, heavy and built for large-scale manufacturing.
Mike Bell, CEO of Miso Robotics found himself disappointed by the lack of robotic arms for midmarket applications. “There’s plenty if you want to have a robotic arm operate in a surgical environment, you can find those. They’re very slow, very precise, and very expensive. But there was this gap in the marketplace for an application like Miso’s. We need an arm that can work fast with relative precision. It can’t be too expensive and we need a ton of them,” said Bell.
They needed a purpose built arm. But they weren’t in the position to build it in-house. “It was not anything we ever thought about or considered doing in-house. It was too much to birth. Ally came along and we quickly fell into the realization that we shared the vision and identification of the opportunity,” said Bell.
Bell knew the technology could be better – it needed to be new and innovative. They turned to Ally for the solution. Ally worked closely with Miso’s engineers to design and build a robotic arm that met their needs.
With the partnership between Ally and Miso, there is an opportunity for Ally to expand the technology and bring value to Miso and their clients. It opens the door to opportunities in other industries and furthers the large-scale deployment of everyday automation.
“There’s a lot of energy and excitement in bringing the Ally Arm to Miso. We look at this partnership with Miso as an opportunity for us to build up our technology and help provide a ton of value to Miso, and then go and service other types of industries at this large scale deployment for everyday automation,” said Ally Robotics CEO, Mitch Tolson.
Miso plans to move to use the Ally Arm as their primary arm for their applications ushering in the next generation of robotic automation in restaurant kitchens. “What we’re working on now is going to take us from good to great,” said Bell.
Source: Ally Robotics