Facial Recognition Pizza Vending Machine (That’s good news)

Facial Recognition Pizza Vending Machine (That’s good news)

A company that brings gourmet pizza to a vending machine near you adds new high-tech curiosity to its fast service. 


Piestro, which developed the auto craft pizza concept, has teamed up with PopID, which is developing facial recognition payment technology, to offer the pizza you pay for with your pretty mug.


As I wrote last year when Piestro unveiled his robot pizza concept, in the era of a fresh tossed salad from a robot called Sally and a really good espresso from one of the Robotic Baristas X’s cafes, vending machine pizza wasn’t one of those steamy fictional concepts even before COVID-19. , although there were some disappointments.


Zume, a mostly robotic, non-human, pizza restaurant and automated delivery service, was once valued at $ 4 billion but closed its robot-powered pizza business, cut more than half of its staff, and shifted its focus to autonomous packaging.


However, the Zumes model was made after delivery, a complex deck of logistics cards. However, automatic vending machines are models that have been around for more than half a century.


The innovations that Piestro, Sally, and others want to pursue are equating that concept with high-quality food. Japan, the king of international automation, has thrived in the vending machine room, but concepts have been slow to develop in the West. Convenience can solve this and here’s PopID.

If we emerge from the pandemic, contactless ordering requests and payment options won’t disappear any time soon, said John Miller, chairman of the Cali Group, a holding company that holds significant stakes in technology companies developing software products for digitizing and automating the brick and mortar world.

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PopID is a universal gateway for contactless payment applications and enables Piestro to provide an innovative user experience that exceeds customer expectations.


We’re excited to partner with pizza lovers to make their favorite creations even faster – all they need is to pay in person.


The integration enables contactless orders and on-site payments via a Piestro compatible PopID machine, so customers can select and use the PopID PopPay solution as a payment method on the same screen where they view the Piestros menu and place an order.


Piestro also integrates ordering and payment applications with PopID as a payment method into the Piestros application to make advance orders for accounts receivable.


Customers have the option to verify their identity with PopID to retrieve their orders.

By integrating PopID into our system, our customers can pay for their pizza safely and reliably while speeding up the entire process from ordering to eating, said Massimo De Marco, CEO of Piestro.


We want our customers to enjoy deliciously prepared pizza as quickly as possible without compromising product quality or their health and safety. PopID does this, and we love working with them to provide customers with the paid experience they deserve.



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