Get A Taste of Tomorrow at City Square Mall!

Singapore (January 21, 2013) – In the futuristic world of The Jetsons, robots are quintessentially part of the landscape where they take care of many chores, at home and at work. Have you ever wondered how cool it would be to have a robot serving you?

Well, wonder no more. If you want a taste of tomorrow, go check out Asia’s first and only robotic ice cream kiosk at City Square Mall. Developed by Robofusion®Inc., the interactive kiosk allows customers to design their own ice cream by simply touching a few buttons. Watch in awe as your ice cream is prepared right in front of you and delivered to you by the robot arm. Continue reading

Yaskawa Motoman Partners with Robofusion to Deliver Reis and Irvy’s Frozen Yogurt Factory Robotic Kiosks

Dayton, OH (October 2012) — 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.”

At Pack Expo 2012, users will be able to interact with Reis and Irvy’s Frozen Yogurt Factory by selecting up to two flavors of yogurt and two toppings (from a choice of 4 yogurt flavors and 10 toppings), choosing a robotic character, and then an SDA5 robot, a.k.a. “Cid”, will artfully deliver 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 (7 axes per arm, plus a single axis for base rotation), and are available with 5-, 10- and 20-kg payloads.

Reis & Irvy’s Frozen Yogurt Factory is a brand of robotic kiosks from Robofusion.

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

Robofusion Announces Sponsorship Of The 2012 Association of Science-Technologies Centers (ASTC) Conference

Robofusion, Inc. will be sponsoring this years ASTC conference, which takes place at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, OH, Oct.12-15.

Charleston, SC—October 1, 2012—Over the past few years, Robofusion, Inc. (http://www.robofusion.com) has made significant contributions to the robotics industry. Robots had previously been confined to factories with very little visibility to most of us in our every day lives. Robofusion kiosks enable people of all ages to interact with real robots. Continue reading

The Red Box of Frozen Yogurt: Industry CEOs Sweating Out the Rise of Robofusion?

Red Box flipped the movie rental business on its head—and nobody saw it coming. Now the same is happening in the yogurt industry thanks to the hip blend of color, creativity, and state-of-the-art technology spun by Robofusion, Inc. ( http://www.robofusion.com/ ).

Charleston, SC – September 21, 2012 — It’s the kind of socially hip development that makes CEOs sweat. The kind of thing that one person mentions, then another, then another—and before the world knows it, an entire business model goes the way of the dinosaur while a rockstar replacement arises. Red Box did it in the movie rental business. Now Robofusion is doing it in the yogurt business, albeit coyly.

“That’s not something we can comment on at this time,” said a high-ranking Robofusion employee on the condition of anonymity. “Red Box is an amazing product. We are flattered to be compared to such a successful innovation.”

That product is Reis & Irvy’s frozen yogurt kiosks ( http://www.reisandirvys.com/ ), which can best be summed up in a phrase: “Let a Robot serve you Yogurt.”

The process is as simple as one-two-three:

1) Customers tap in what they’d like on their four-layer treat.

2) Next, they choose a “robot character” on the touchscreen to build it for them.

3) Then they smile as a robotic arm swings here and there while creating a cup of fresh frozen yogurt goodness. Continue reading