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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 26: An employee of SK Telecom demonstrates a robot that will be used for disinfection, checking body temperature at their company headquarters on May 26, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. SK Telecom has developed a new autonomous robot to handle disinfection and monitoring duties as part of efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the company said. It will also monitor the temperatures of people around it and check whether they are wearing face masks. Those who are not wearing masks will be asked to do so by the robot if there are too many people around. They said it hopes the robots will lessen the workloads of people who are performing monitoring duties amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
So long, salad bar: Grocers consider robots to revive prepared food:
California-based Chowbotics had previously marketed its foodservice robot just to hospitals and college campuses.
Sally the Robot holds up to 22 ingredients. It can put together a range of menu items from a Greek yogurt muesli bowl to a pineapple blueberry upside-down cake.
Each robot costs $35,000, including training, maintenance, and marketing.  Customers Place their order on the robot’s touchscreen, get a bowl, and put it under the dispenser. Prices typically range from $5 to $11.
Hmmm….what about that touch screen?