Founded in 2009 and holed up in the gritty part of San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, we’re a small collective of foodies and engineers with decades of robotics and restaurant experience. In the past five-plus years, we’ve solved many difficult engineering and manufacturing challenges, helped each other grow, and built some interesting intellectual property.
Our first device makes gourmet burgers from scratch with no human interaction. These burgers are fresh-ground and grilled to order and accented by an infinitely personalizable variety of produce, seasonings, and sauces. Serving a burger this great at such affordable prices would be impossible without culinary automation.
We’re building an engineering-focused group of analytic and creative individuals. The team consists of roboticists from institutions including Berkeley and Stanford and firms like Tesla and NASA as well as product managers with restaurant experience.
Momentum is advised by some of the top restaurant operators, culinary experts, roboticists, and designers, including the former Head of R&D at Fat Duck.
If you share our passion, please reach out:
Smart Creatives: we’re hiring — check out open roles.
The Insightful: reach out, share advice.
Early Adopters: join our mailing list to use our tech.
Want to learn more? Links galore (profiles, press coverage, etc):
- Momentum Machines on AngelList
- Momentum Machines on CrunchBase
- Momentum Machines on Glassdoor
- Robots Advance: Automation in Burger Flipping and Beyond via Knowledge @ Wharton
- Burger Robot Poised to Disrupt Fast Food Industry via Jason Dorrier, Singularity University
- Here’s a Look at the World’s ‘First Smart Restaurant,’ Kitchen-Free and Run by Robots via Dominique Zamora, Food Beast
- Can a Machine Build a Better Hamburger? via David Kover, Serious Eats
- Who Owns the Robots Rules the World via Richard Freeman, Harvard Magazine
- Rise of the Robots via Martin Ford