While most of us only started to think about food robots in the last couple of years, Rishi Israni and his cofounder (and wife) Pranoti Nagarkar Israni have been thinking about them every day for a decade. That’s because ten years ago Pranoti decided to build a robot to create the Indian flat bread called roti so she wouldn’t have to make it every day by hand. Fast forward to 2018 and the Rotimatic flatbread robot is arguably the most successful home kitchen robot in the embryonic food robot market.
In this podcast I talk to Rishi about the journey behind the Rotimatic, what the difference is between and appliance and a robot and where exactly these things called food robots are going in the future.
If you’d like to see the Rotimatic and meet Rishi and Pranoti in person, they’ll be at the Smart Kitchen Summit in four weeks. You can use the discount code PODCAST for 25% off tickets. Just use this link with the discount applied and we hope to see you there!