Robot roti maker gets set to ship to U.S. backers who’ve waited 2 years

SINGAPORE — It’s kept Kickstarter backers waiting for two years, but the Rotimatic is finally ready to make its maiden voyage to U.S. buyers.

Singapore startup Zimplistic, which makes the robot roti-maker, started taking orders for its $999 kitchen appliance in 2014. Although fairly pricey, over 8,000 units were bought within a week and the company had to close orders to cope with demand.

The fully automated roti-maker takes flour, water and oil, and spits out fresh and hot rotis, unleavened Indian bread also known as chapati.

Buyers in Singapore started getting their Rotimatics in June this year. …

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Via: Mashable: Startups

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