Spyce: healthy meals with the speed and ease of fast food

Designed by students, the machine makes a healthy meal as quick and easy as fast food.

A group of undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a tiny, robotic kitchen that prepares nutritious meals in the time it takes to order and receive fast food.

Dubbed Spyce, the kitchen creates a warm, healthy meal in a couple of minutes. Currently serving in MIT’s kitchen, the machine dishes up shrimp andouille jambalaya, chicken-bacon sweet potato hash, winter veggie macaroni and cheese, chilli lime beef and rice, and chickpea coconut curry over couscous, according to PSFK.

The team won the 2016 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize and were awarded $10 000 for the innovation.