Sodexo’s agreement with Robofusion brings robotic kiosk and sweet, healthy treats to Indianapolis Children’s Museum guests

INDIANAPOLIS, IN-October 5, 2012- The world’s only manufacturer of interactive robotic kiosks, Robofusion, debuted today at the The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, bringing Reis & Irvy’s Frozen Yogurt, made-to-order and served to museum guests by a robotic arm. Sodexo, the museum’s dining solutions provider, has partnered with Robofusion to open the kiosk in multiple locations in the U.S. – The Children’s Museum is the first location to test the robot-made sweet treat.

“The robotic kiosk is more than just a retail opportunity; it is its own exhibit. These kiosks aren’t just delivering yogurt, they are providing a means of educating kids in an engaging manner-demonstrating the exciting new ways in which technology, and robots, are being utilized in everyday life,” said Allan Jones, CEO and founder, Robofusion.

Museum visitors are invited to step up to the Robofusion kiosk and design a 4-layer frozen yogurt treat, choose a robot personality, and watch as the robot builds it to their exact specifications.

“Sodexo is committed to making sure the visitor’s learning experiences extend throughout the museum, including the food choices and how they are delivered,” adds Brian Statz, Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.“

This summer, Sodexo and the museum committed to offering Kids LiveWellSM-designated items at all museum dining locations. The award-winning Kids LiveWell program is a first-of-its-kind nationwide initiative led by the National Restaurant Association in collaboration with Healthy Dining to highlight innovative solutions that provide better-for-you menu items.

See Robofusion in action at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFugySPi9dQ&feature=plcp

Source: Sodexo USA