BurritoBot, a burrito-making robot, coming soon to a future near you

By now, we’re all familiar with the complaints of how New York sucks at burritos. A graduate design student at NYU has taken the matter into his own hands, and has invented a robot that makes customizable burritos using 3D printing technology.

Unlike the TacoCopter, the BurritoBot does not appear to be a joke. Just check out this accompanying stop motion video, which hints at a future Kickstarter campaign:

Now, how long until I can train one to make me Taqueria Cancun veggie burritos, black beans/no dairy/extra salsa?

[via Fastco]

17 Responses to “BurritoBot, a burrito-making robot, coming soon to a future near you”

  1. MrEricSir says:

    “…the Burritobot does not appear to be a joke.”

    Except for the part about whole wheat tortillas, amirite?

  2. Holland says:

    Wait. It’s true that per square mile SF beats down NYC for best burrito joints (and I’m from the East Coast). BUT the best burritos/tacos I’ve ever had were at Taqueria y Fonda la Mexicana at 107th and Amsterdam in Manhattan. Hands down. Mouth full. Literally a line out the door every time I stopped by.

  3. timbo says:

    I had this idea years ago, and everyone laughed at me. This will show them.

  4. ALWAYS HIGH says:


  5. It was very nice of him to use my copyrighted robot character for the design of his logo and say he “designed the logo” . https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamai


  6. scum says:

    The beans are cooked with lard, that’s why they taste so good.

  7. Jacob says:

    It’s kitschy, so he’ll sell a billion between SF and NYC. If only he added a second stage that would wrap it for you–maybe it’ll be an attachment?

    Good to see MakerSlide being used on more DIY stuff, for sure.

  8. banana slug says:

    I feel like people are automating the wrong things. Can someone please make an android C-level executive?

    • Jacob says:

      They’ll never be able to do that. Programming requires logic. How could you develop something illogical through the use of logic?

  9. Hater says:

    Will it make good burrito’s or that baja style crap that San Diegoans go on and on about?

  10. ArealMexican says:

    This is absolutely ridiculous and a complete waste of time and talent. I guess it’s okay if you live in NYC and can’t get a real burrito but let’s hope this never catches on in SF. Yay, less employed latinos in the mission… thats what we need! This is dumbest shit ever.