Tacos are the best. Broken taco shells from the box (if I am too lazy to fry up some fresh ones) are not the best. Taco shells must be handled with care, from beginning to end.
This machine, one of many interesting food production machines from a California company called Heat and Control, toasts tortillas, fries them, folds them and pushes them down a conveyor belt with gentle robotic precision. Finally, humans nudge them together into a neat stack for secure packaging.
It’s the kind of tech startup that we could really get excited about if we weren’t fairly certain it’s some kind of hoax. A Web site has popped up at TacoCopter.com that offers a unique service: tacos airlifted directly to your doorstep via unmanned quadcopter drone. The rise of the machines never sounded so scrumptious.