February 24, 2006
Moobella Unix powered robotic Ice cream vending machines
Mssachusetts based Moobella have devised a vending machine a bit larger than regular Pepsi and Coke vending machines which uses dry ingredents to aerate, flavor, mix and flash freeze a cup of caramel icecream with walnuts or vanilla with cookies and so on. “Dry” refers to ingredients that can be transported and stored without the need of special trucks. The modular ingredents are stored in hygenic pouches. A computer running Unix controls the machine and using Wireless Internet instantly reports when it needs support or maintenance. The consumer has to feed money per scoop which will be set by the vendor and using the machine’s large LCD touchscreen choose from 12 flavours and five mix ins (nuts, cookie crumbles etc). Fourty five seconds of waiting and the machine delivers a freshly made scoop.
The Moobella roboting ice cream vending machine is currently being tested in Boston.
Via – Fortune