Bear Robotics Astro Food Service Robot

The Bear Robotics “Astro” food service robot seamlessly integrates with restaurant workflows by both delivering food to tables and clearing the tables at the end of a meal. As soon as guests arrive, Astro greets patrons with a warm voice and pleasing gestures. Customers then place their order through Astro, who relays the order directly to the kitchen. Once the order is ready, Astro is loaded up on one of her two top platforms to deliver food to the table. Astro navigates to the selected table, carefully avoiding people and obstacles along the way. At the end of the meal, Astro returns to the table for diners to place dishes in her bottom bin.

Whipsaw considered every type of restaurant environment while developing Astro’s custom design—from cramped and crowded rooms to gleaming banquet halls with spotless interiors—and made her as safe, quiet, and washable as possible. We also packed a ton of technology into her small footprint so she never gets in the way.

Astro is currently used in several US restaurants, and guests have already begun raving about her fun, interactive nature and efficient design.

  • Services
    Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, User Experience
  • Awards
    • International Design Awards
      International Design Awards - Gold, 2020
  • Year
    2019