I love a good hand-rolled sushi roll as much as the next person, but I can only imagine that making hundreds of rolls of sushi every hour can be an exhausting and difficult experience for the chefs behind the sushi bar. Well, the Japanese have a solution for this – sushi-making robots!
The Suzomo SVR line of SushiBots can crank out up to 280 to 400 rolls of norimaki in an hour, taking ingredients and rolling out a perfect square roll.
As you can see in the video clips, it’s not like it can do all of the slicing and precision knife-work that a qualified sushi chef can pull off, but it can take care of laying out the rice and the precise rolling part. In addition to the norimaki machine, Suzomo offers the TRS-FMA robot, which can crank out up to 3300 pieces of shari sushi rice every hour:
From the looks of things, Suzomo offers quite a range of robotic systems for mass-production of sushi. Would you eat sushi that came from a robot, or do you require that humans prepare all your food?