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C&U On Demand: University of Wisconsin’s Peter Testory talks about the cereal-dispensing robot recently installed on campus

A new Kellogg’s Bowl Bot automated unit that serves customized bowls of cereal round the clock recently debuted at the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison and dining and culinary services director Peter Testory recently spoke to FM about it.


FM On Demand and C&U On Demand are video interviews with onsite dining professionals who talk about creative and interesting initiatives they have developed or undertaken.

Recently, two universities—Florida State and the University of Wisconsin-Madison—installed Kellogg’s Bowl Bot robots as part of a joint pilot program between Kellogg’s Away From Home and automated food station vendor Chowbotics. The Bowl Bots are automated serving stations that prepare and dispense customizable bowls of cereal with a range of topping and milk options round the clock and just the latest sign of a growing trend toward automation in college dining.

FM caught up with Peter Testory, director of dining and culinary services for UW Madison University Housing, about the unit, the decision to implement it and how such automation might affect campus dining generally going forward.

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