Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) is deploying AUSCA (Autonomous Service Chef Associate) to five more of its Singapore properties after first launching the robot at M Social Singapore in 2017.
The latest version of AUSCA is currently deployed at M Social Singapore, Studio M Hotel Singapore, Copthorne King’s Hotel Singapore and M Hotel Singapore.
He will be launched at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore on November 12, 2018, and Orchard Hotel Singapore by end November 2018.
AUSCA, an egg-cooking robot, was first introduced to the hospitality industry in November 2017 as the world’s first robot chef prototype.
It was launched with the support from Singapore Productivity Centre’s Hotel Productivity Centre Applied Research initiative, and was developed by Kurve Automation with industry guidance from Republic Polytechnic, School of Hospitality.
This follows the rollout of AURA, the group’s front-of-house Autonomous Service Delivery Robot, to the group’s properties in Singapore, including M Social Singapore, Orchard Hotel Singapore, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore, M Hotel Singapore and Studio M Hotel Singapore.
Tan Kian Seng, interim group CEO at Millennium Hotels and Resorts, said: “Given M Social Singapore’s size and millennial demographic, it was well-suited for such a new technology to exist first. The intention is now to incorporate these innovative robotic solutions into the rest of our Singapore properties before a global roll out.”