In the Beaubourg neighbourhood of Paris, robots are the new chefs! These pizza-making robots can make up to 80 pizzas per hour! The robot’s name is Pazzi, which means crazy in Italian, and it is truly crazy how fast it can make pizzas! From taking orders to putting the pizza in the boxes, Pazzi can do anything!
“We are in a very fast process, with a perfect control of time, a control of quality since we have a constancy offered by robotics, and then an environment that is quite cool and relaxed,” said the co-inventor of the Pazzi robot, Sébastien Roverso. “The idea is also to spend a few pleasant minutes watching the robot while you wait for your pizza to be made,” he said.
“What is difficult is the dough,” explained Thierry Graffagnino, a chef consultant at Pazzi and triple world pizza champion. “Because the dough is alive, you don’t work with frozen dough. The machine must constantly adapt to the evolution of the dough. “So we had to give the robot the means to make these corrections on its own, and some pizza makers can’t even manage that themselves”.
“It’s up to everyone to make a good pizza,” he said. “We’d see Americans and Chinese doing this, we wouldn’t even talk about competition with the pizza makers. “People would say “wow, the robot! Here, we have a French marvel with young engineers, and I get a kick out of working with them”.