A robot is challenging the traditional art of making pizzas, churning out 300 per hour.
The machine assembles twelve inch pizzas, spreading tomato sauce and adding toppings all without human hands.
"Start with a sheet of dough, we apply sauce, cheese, fresh sliced meat and granular toppings. So, the only thing that we don't do is we don't handle the dough and we don't have an oven but we do everything in-between," explained Clayton Wood, the CEO Picnic, the manufacturer of the machine.
Seattle, Washington based company revealed its new gadget to rave reviews at a technology expo.
"It's awesome, really good. I mean you couldn't tell it was made by a machine at all," said Heather Canterbury.
"The pizza's really good. It feels like a human has made it," said Eshwar Vikas.
"The machine's amazing, really, really amazing. It's fully autonomous it looks like, with a couple of manual processes but, overall, really impressive and a lot of promise," said Mason Estep.
Zaucer Pizza co-CEO Aaron Roberts is hoping the apparatus will give his restaurants a competitive edge.
"It's going to allow us to compete with bigger chains that have a lot of this … not this type of automation but have other things that make them much more scalable. This is going to allow us to be scalable and play in that same level as they do, so we're really excited about that," Roberts said.
Other companies around the world have also experimented with autonomous pizza-making, including French start-up PAZZI (previously known as EKIM), that will open its first pizzeria near Paris in October.