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|1. (WO2018165188) AUTOMATIC FOOD PREPARATION APPARATUS|
|Title:||AUTOMATIC FOOD PREPARATION APPARATUS|
In an embodiment, an automatic food preparation and serving method comprises: releasing, from a magazine in a storage apparatus, a plurality of food canisters, each loaded with a different ingredient of a meal, onto a canister transportation mechanism under program control by one or more digital electronic processors; transporting, using the canister transportation mechanism, the plurality of food canisters to a food dispensing mechanism under program control of one or more processors; retrieving, using a bowl placement apparatus, a bowl from a bowl dispensing apparatus and placing the bowl on a bowl orientation mechanism below the food dispensing mechanism under program control of one or more processors; dispensing, using the food dispensing mechanism, the ingredient of the meal from the plurality of food canisters into the bowl under program control of one or more processors; removing the plurality of food canisters using a canister removing apparatus into a bin.