Sushi Robots Can Produce 2,400 Nigiri Rice Balls, 200 Rolls An Hour

March 26, 2019

This is a video demonstration of AUTEC's line of sushi making robots that can produce up to 2,400 nigiri rice balls and 200 cut rolls an hour. That's a lot of sushi! Granted not more than I can eat in an hour, but still a lot. There's actually an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant a few blocks from here at work that won't let me eat for longer than 45 minutes even though the menu explicitly says there's a two-hour max. Regardless, I've still never not gotten my money's worth. I've also still never not projectile vomited, BUT I THINK I'M GETTING CLOSE.

Keep going for the video of the machines, which were actually designed to aid sushi chefs that work in fast-paced, high quantity sushi environments (the best kind for getting sick!) and not replace them, which is a relief because otherwise it would be confusing who to tip and/or compliment.

Thanks to Adrian, who agrees it's only a matter of time until knife-wielding sushi robots are serving human sashimi.

  • The_Wretched

    You can put one on my desk at work? I never want to stand up again.

  • Nicholas Conrad

    "Robits are stealing teh jorbs" was literally Ned Ludd's argument (the source of the term 'Luddite'). As this article points out, when automation increases productivity it makes humans more, not less valuable. In Ludd's day, the weaving loom made each worker 10 times more productive, but rather than only having 1/10th the workers, the lower cost of textiles sparked a fashion revolution and resulted in an explosion of jobs and affordable cloths for people who previously only had 2 suits of clothes on average. Sure, some people will get a raw deal at crunch time, but that's no reason to get bento of shape about. Just tako deep breath and roll-ax!

  • Bling Nye

    A friend once got into trouble with a place that had a robot like this, they were worried the restaurant would press charges and seek damages, but I told them not to worry because they ain't gonna per sushi it.

  • Nicholas Conrad

    Wow! That was quite a journey. I feel inspired....

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