Freshot Robotics, a Bengaluru-based startup, has set up Idli ATMs at two locations in the city that serve hot idlis anytime.
Founders’ story: Freshot Robotics was founded by Sharan Hirematha and Suresh Chandrashekaran. The personal experiences of the founders led to the creation of a 24×7 Idli vending machine.
- One report states that Sharan’s inability to buy idlis late at night for his unwell daughter in 2016 prompted the idea of building an automated idli vending machine.
- Another report states the food bot was conceived after Sharan and Suresh were served hard and stale idlis on one of their road trips.
Future plans: The startup plans to go beyond idlis and set up similar vending machines for dosa, rice and juices in the future.