BakerBot, an assembly line robot built by Boichik Bagels owner Emily Winston, packs some serious bagel-making capacity.
BakerBot starts with 100 pounds of dough that gets portioned and rolled. Then they’re laid out for baking before a robot arm moves them to a rack.
But Boichik still has humans handling the baking process, maintaining a “medium artisanal-grade bagel setup.”
According to Eater San Francisco, the machine has a maximum speed of 12,000 bagels per hour.
However, Winston said that speed would be “way faster than anyone could catch them.”
Before she began baking, Winston earned a mechanical engineering degree from Cornell and worked at General Motors.
She put that experience to use in automating the bagel-making process at Boichik, which had become labor intensive.
Winston said she had begun to develop carpal tunnel syndrome from rolling out all the bagel dough by hand.