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Downtown Crossing Will Get a Robotic Restaurant This Spring

Spyce was developed by MIT students in collaboration with chef Daniel Boulud

Spyce at MIT
Spyce at MIT

The team behind Spyce innovated on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus last year when they launched their fully automated restaurant in one of the school’s dining halls. Next year, they’re taking their concept off campus and into the real world: In spring 2018, Spyce will open a fast-casual restaurant with a robotic kitchen at 241 Washington St. in Downtown Crossing. And this time, acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud is collaborating on the project.

A representative from Spyce told Eater via email that the Downtown Crossing version of the robotic kitchen won’t resemble the one they built on MIT’s campus.

“You may have seen a prototype in early 2016, but we've assembled an incredible team that has completely redesigned and reengineered the robotic kitchen.”

Spyce was founded by four MIT graduates who wanted to provide students with a location to eat wholesome and affordable food on the go. The campus version of the technology is, aside from the moments when it needs to be restocked with ingredients, able to operate autonomously from humans. Watch it in action below:

Stay tuned for more details as Spyce approaches an opening date.

Robot Kitchen Cooks and Serves Food in MIT Dining Hall [E]
Spyce [Official Site]
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