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By Yaskawa Motoman
Yaskawa Motoman, a leading industrial robot manufacturer, and Robofusion Inc., the leader in interactive robotic kiosks, have entered into a partnership to market Reis and Irvy’s Frozen Yogurt Factory kiosks. Reis and Irvy’s is the world’s first and only Robotic Frozen Yogurt Kiosk line.
“Robofusion is the forefront of robotics for retail. We have been working with Yaskawa Motoman for months to make the Reis and Irvy’s Frozen Yogurt Factory a reality,” stated Allan Jones, co-founder and CEO of Robofusion. “Utilizing Motoman’s state-of-the-art SDA5 robot allowed us to jointly create one of the most fascinating robotic kiosks ever built.”
Introduced at Pack Expo (October 28, 2012 in Chicago), users interacted with Reis and Irvy’s Frozen Yogurt Factory by selecting up to two flavors of yogurt and two toppings (from a choice of four yogurt flavors and 10 toppings), choosing a robotic character, and then an SDA5 robot, a.k.a. “Cid”, artfully delivered the order in a souvenir cup.
Motoman SDA-series robots provide the reach, payload, speed, performance and flexibility required to perform a myriad of assembly, handling, machine tending packaging and part transfer applications that formerly could only be done by people. SDA robots feature 15 axes of motion (seven axes per arm, plus a single axis for base rotation), and are available with 5-, 10- and 20-kilogram payloads.
Reis & Irvy’s Frozen Yogurt Factory is a brand of robotic kiosks from Robofusion.
About Motoman Robotics Division
Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 250,000 Motoman robots installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application; including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing and spot welding. For more information please visit our website at www.motoman.com or call 937.847.6200.
Robofusion Inc. is the leader in Interactive Robotic Kiosks. Robofusion takes the concept of self-service to a whole new level with its latest generation of Kiosks. Nowhere else can customers design custom 4-layer frozen yogurt or 5-layer ice cream treats and have a robot build it to exact specifications. Robofusion enhances the customers’ experience with an out-of-this-world experience. For more information, please visit www.robofusion.com or call 1.888.974.4442.
SOURCE: Yaskawa Motoman