Salad-Making Robot Joins Staff At College Of The Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The future of salad can be found at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester.

Sally, dubbed the “salad-making robot,” doesn’t wash or chop veggies, but it will assemble fresh leafy greens and fixings on command.

“It gives you a fresh salad without even having to talk to anyone,” Nicolle Galipeau, an assistant supervisor for Holy Crossing dining, said. “You can get everything you want, you can customize it, and it makes right here in front of you.”

Galipeau’s staff prepares everything, and loads it into Sally. Then they program the expiration date. Anything that isn’t used is automatically discarded.

The school hopes Sally will encourage students to turn to a healthier snack—as opposed to traditional junk food served in vending machines.

“I think it’s a great idea. I think it gives students a new alternative to going to the snack machine,” Holy Cross senior Hugh Hunt said. “Maybe substituting a salad for a pack of Oreos.”

So now students have a healthy, fast option to grab on the go.

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WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

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