Robots have started serving ice cream in Melbourne

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 19th September 2019

Niska, an Australian based start-up company has opened a world-first retail robotics ice-cream store in Melbourne.

Niska is a must-see, must-eat experience located at the popular Federation Square in Melbourne CBD. Multiple robots have already started serving ice-cream to customers; Tony, Eka and Pepper are now serving 16 different flavours of ice-cream.

Niska has started showcasing world-class service and high-quality ice cream and toppings. Their flavours include: Salted Caramel, Vanilla, Hazelnut, Rocky Road, Rainbow, Cookies and Cream, and many more. They are all locally-produced in Melbourne with the best artisan tradition of gelato and ice cream making.

“We’re excited to bring a new offering to Melbourne’s bustling food scene and we can’t wait for everyone to experience Niska and meet our robot team. It is set to become a must-do experience for anyone living in or visiting Melbourne,” said Anton Morus, Director of Niska.

“Robots serving single scoops is great fun and a real feather in the cap for Victorian innovation,” said Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade, Martin Pakula. “There is amazing work going on here in areas like robotics and artificial intelligence – and the ice-cream’s also pretty good,” he said.A recent report by Deloitte highlighted the importance of unique offerings such as Niska, by stating that bricks-and-mortar retailers are realising the importance of creating unique and curated merchandise offers, an exciting and entertaining atmosphere.

Niska is now open and is located at Tenancy 20, Crossbar Building Federation Square, Melbourne 3000