Pasadena Robotics Company Helping Improve Hygiene in Restaurant Kitchens

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Pasadena Robotics Company Helping Improve Hygiene in Restaurant Kitchens By ARON BENDER Published on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | 2:50 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Top of the News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  40 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy The Pasadena-based company behind Flippy, the burger-cooking robot, is adding a hand scanner to its autonomous kitchen assistant to try to help improve hygiene in restaurants.Miso Robotics says it will include PathSpot hand scanning technology in restaurants and foodservice locations where Flippy will be deployed.Flippy made its debut in March 2018 at CaliBurger at 245 E. Green St. in Pasadena.The idea is an employee would wash his/her hands, then use the PathSpot device for a two-second cleanliness check. If contaminants are detected, the employee would be instructed to rewash and rescan.Dr. Ryan Sinnet, Miso Robotics Chief Technology Officer, told Pasadena Now the tech doesn’t sterilize or clean hands, but “can identify if there’s any contamination … did they actually clean their hands thoroughly.”PathSpot says its technology has helped its customers reduce contamination rates by 97 percent after six months.Buck Jordan, CEO of Miso Robotics, said in a statement, “PathSpot’s hand scanning devices, paired with Flippy, take things one step further in reducing food contamination, giving consumers and workers the confidence needed to reignite takeout and delivery, while giving restaurants a way to attract customers back to their locations. We are excited about this strategic partnership that will get both of our solutions into the hands of some of the biggest name brands in food service.”Sinnet said the Flippy-hand scanner combo is expected later this year. “We’re planning to roll out with a new customer, which we haven’t announced yet. A recognized national brand.”He said a price point has not been established, but considering many restaurants have been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, “financing is an amazing option.” HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Best-selling author of hit children’s book “A Caribbean Journey from A to Y (Read and Discover What Happened to the Z)” embarks on his own Caribbean journey.

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Best-selling author of hit children’s book “A Caribbean Journey from A to Y (Read and Discover What Happened to the Z)” embarks on his own Caribbean journey. by: – December 15, 2011 Caribbean author and New York resident Mario Picayo will (almost) follow the text of his popular and best-selling title “A Caribbean Journey from A to Y (Read and Discover What Happened to the Z)” as he travels from A (Anguilla and Antigua) to S (Saba, St. Thomas, St. John, St. Kitts, St. Vincent) on a month long trip through the islands. Picayo is presenting his book and donating other children’s titles by Caribbean authors to several libraries in the region.The journey will take him to a total of seventeen islands, where he will meet with librarians, educators, and members of the Ministries of Education. The final stop will be a return to his roots when the Cuban-born author joins hundreds of writers, and readers, at the Havana International Book Fair. This twenty-first edition of the Fair is dedicated to the nations of the Caribbean. “A Caribbean Journey from A to Y (Read and Discover What Happened to the Z)” has been a best-seller for the last four years, and among the top selling books on Amazon.com’s Caribbean Children Books category. It was selected as Commended Title by the prestigious Americas Award and a copy, dedicated to Sasha and Malia Obama, was presented to Michelle Obama by the First Lady of the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2009.Silvio Torres-Saillant, author of “An Intellectual History of the Caribbean” wrote in his review of the book: “A Caribbean Journey from A to Y describes insular portions of the Caribbean region in a manner that truly teaches and delights the child reader for whom the book is intended. . . I can think of no better book for children to begin the lifelong adventure of knowing the Caribbean.”Picayo explained that the main purpose of his trip is to introduce his book to new audiences, meet local authors and illustrators for possible publication, and donate a set of Caribbean children’s books published by the company he directs, Editorial Campana, to the National Libraries. The books are signed by each author and dedicated to the children of the respective island.The author and publisher also wants to speak about an ongoing literary project started five years ago in the U.S. Virgin Islands with great success. It involves the creation of high quality, fully illustrated children’s books by local authors, which are given to every school-age child on the islands at no charge to them.The initiative addresses, and tries to remedy, the lack of access to Caribbean literature for children in the region, the little opportunities available for local authors to publish their work, the difficulties of inter-island distribution, and the high price of books. “It’s been a dream of mine to do a trip like this”, Picayo expressed. “We need to exchange books so that Caribbean kids understand early on the historical, cultural and geographical bonds that unite us. I envision a near future where Caribbean children can access a large range of books written by authors and illustrators that understand them because they were once children on these same islands. We need to get to know each other better.”Picayo’s first stop will be his old home of fifteen years, St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands where thousands of copies of “The Lesson Box” by Tregenza A. Roach and illustrated by Karen L. Samuel, will be given to the children of the Territory as a gift from the Office of the Governor. Picayo is the editor and coordinator of the publishing aspect of the project.Meet the author at the following free event:Children’s Reading & Caribbean Book presentation at the Roseau Public Library on 20th December, 2011 at 11am. Press Releasecenter_img Share 19 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more