Burritobot: 3-D Printing Burritos

With the fast emergence of 3-D printers, one might wonder, is it possible for food to be “printed” from raw ingredients as well? An NYU student had exactly this idea for his thesis: the Burritobot. burritobot-02 The Burritobot, as the name describes, is a 3-D printer that makes burritos. It is controlled by an iOS or Ruby-based smartphone app, where the user can customize his or her choice of condiments and toppings atop a standardized tortilla. burritobot-03 Though the Burritobot is a prototype that illustrates an idea, the goal is to bring attention to the way that the fast-food industry might change, and what designers can do to help it revolutionize in the right way. Can we use technology to make healthier and fresher foods from natural ingredients? Video:

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