The Future of Salads: Sally, the Salad Robot

The robot apocalypse will not happen in a day. First, they’ll invade our kitchens, probably with something involving salad. You heard right. In the above video, you can meet Sally, the Salad Robot.

Created by Chowbotics, it’s like an extremely advanced vending machine that builds fresh, nutritious salads on demand. Users put a bowl under the dispenser, choose the type of salad and ingredients they want, and then watch Sally go to work. And it all takes only about a minute.


What you see up there is actually an earlier version of Sally from last year. TechCrunch uploaded another video this month that shows off the robot’s new look, with a splash of green, as well as interviews with Chowbotics Executive Chairman Rich Page and CEO Deepak Sekar.

According to their homepage, the company’s primary focus is on building new robots just like Sally to augment the food services experience.

Sounds exciting, if you’re into that kind of thing. Many are worried, however, that such technology will only make humans obsolete put more people out of work. Or perhaps make very tasty salads, humiliating human chefs and winning all the Food Network game shows. That’s just the future for you, though – it’s automated, and kind of weird.


Rob Schwarz

Writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.