The creators of Flippy are fighting the spread of viruses like COVID-19 by partnering with PathSpot’s advanced scanning technology
PASADENA, Calif., May 19, 2020 — Miso Robotics – the startup driving intelligent automation for commercial kitchens – announces today a new partnership with PathSpot Technologies, Inc. to advance sterile and healthy cooking environments, improving safety standards in kitchens to address the needs of the restaurant industry as it looks toward recovery. The partnership will allow Miso Robotics to offer PathSpot’s hand scanning device for optional integration into the design of Flippy, Miso Robotics’ autonomous kitchen assistant.
Like many sectors, the restaurant industry is tremendously affected by COVID-19. As restaurants begin to reopen widely, it is imperative that balancing employee and customer safety with food production is profitable. With the urgent demand for kitchen hygiene solutions, Miso Robotics’ partnership with PathSpot delivers operators access to an additional layer of health and safety. As part of the partnership, Miso will work directly with PathSpot to facilitate the use of its hand scanning technology in restaurants and food service locations where Flippy will be deployed.
“Miso Robotics has always focused on ensuring a healthy kitchen environment. Flippy is certified by NSF International, and our autonomous design promotes social distancing needs and decreases human contact during the food prep process,” said Buck Jordan, CEO of Miso Robotics. “PathSpot’s hand scanning devices, paired with Flippy, take things one step further in reducing food contamination, giving consumers and workers the confidence needed to reignite takeout and delivery, while giving restaurants a way to attract customers back to their locations. We are excited about this strategic partnership that will get both of our solutions into the hands of some of the biggest name brands in food service.”
Miso Robotics is continuously looking for new opportunities to maximize how Flippy addresses the timeliest industry challenges. In its latest Flippy prototype, Robot on a Rail (ROAR), Miso Robotics turned the robotic arm upside-down and mounted it onto a rail to open additional floor space for operators and optimize production. PathSpot will be integrated with the latest Flippy design – set for rollout later this year – for operators interested in enhancing hygiene standards in the kitchen.
Similar to Flippy, PathSpot’s scanner is also an NSF certified solution. The advanced hand scanning technology enables:
- Instant Contamination Scan: After washing, team members scan their hands under the PathSpot device to confirm they are safe to handle food.
- Real-time Feedback: Team members complete a 2-second scan of their hands and are instructed to rewash and rescan before returning to work if contaminants are detected.
- Hand-washing Data: The technology can recognize team members by ID codes, providing operators with data on who is washing their hands, how often, and how effectively.
Miso Robotics’ technology and new partnerships (including the recently announced partnership with PopID’s temperature checking technology) are addressing the rapidly changing needs of the food service market in 2020. Today, everyday investors can capitalize on the opportunity of robotics in the kitchen through Miso Robotics’ crowdfunding round and accelerate automation and hand hygiene to market. Learn more about investing in the future of kitchen automation by visiting Miso Robotics’ investment page on SeedInvest.
PathSpot is the world’s first real-time hand hygiene management system, protecting food service operators against the threat of illnesses and outbreaks with a device that scans employee hands to identify the presence of harmful contaminants in less than two seconds. PathSpot customers see an average 3x increase in handwashing and reduce instances of contamination by 75% within just 30 days. The patented PathSpot hand scanner monitors each employee handwash and immediately identifies gaps in sanitation at an individual employee, store, or chain level, delivering clear results with minimal cost. PathSpot was co-founded in 2017 by biomedical engineers Christine Schindler, CEO, and Dutch Waanders, CTO. Visit www.pathspot.com for more information.
About Miso Robotics
Miso Robotics (www.misorobotics.com) is revolutionizing the restaurant and prepared food industries with innovative robotics and artificial intelligence solutions. Miso Robotics was founded with a mission to leverage AI technology to help chefs cook food perfectly and consistently and enable restaurants to increase labor productivity, reduce costs and drive profitability while improving the overall dining experience. Miso Robotics employs a respected team of scientists, roboticists, engineers and industrial designers from Caltech, Cornell, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Harvey Mudd, UCLA, USC, Art Center and UNC Chapel Hill.