PRINGLE ROBOTICS FEATURED IN CATERSOURCE MAGAZINE
Pringle Robotics' Steve Kane was interviewed and features heavily in Catersource Magazine's new story on the rise of automation within the catering and events industry.
Read on to hear his take on the ways service robots can be put to great use in the fast-paced and labor-intensive world of catering and food service.
November 3 2023
PRINGLE ROBOTICS WILL SHOW OFF NEXT-GEN CLEANING ROBOTS AT ISSA
October 2 2023
PRINGLE ROBOTICS IS HEADING BACK TO G2E!
September 22 2023
PRINGLE ROBOTICS EXHIBITING AT DELIVERING SOLUTIONS ‘23
August 18 2023
TEMIBOT TO ASSIST PATIENTS AND VISITORS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS’ MCKINLEY HEALTH CENTER
One of Pringle Robotics’ delightful TemiBoTs has started a new job at the University of Illinois’ McKinley Health Center. TemiBoT is being used as a patient services assistant, greeting students as they check in at the health center. Thanks to TemiBoT’s AI-powered voice recognition and response technology, students and visitors can ask the robot assistant to guide them to destinations throughout the clinic or receive directions to locations on other floors. TemiBoT can also answer frequently asked questions concerning new students, pharmacy and insurance.
We’re excited to learn how students interact with TemiBoT as the new academic year begins! For more information about how TemiBoT can be put to great use in healthcare settings, be sure to check out this blog post.
July 28 2023
OKLAHOMA INDIAN GAMING ASSOCIATION, AUGUST '23
Pringle Robotics is looking forward to attending the 2023 Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Conference & Tradeshow in Tulsa, OK, August 14-16. Known as ‘the biggest little show in Indian Gaming,’ the event will draw nearly 3,000 vendors, visitors and guest speakers to downtown Tulsa to celebrate and advance the Indian Gaming industry.
We’re thrilled to be showcasing our casino- and hospitality-focused solutions, including BoTs that specialize in hosting and wayfinding, food service, delivery, room service, and floor cleaning.
If you’re in the neighborhood, don’t miss this exciting event! Stop by Booth #1324 to say hello and meet some of the BoTs taking the gaming industry by storm.
July 25 2023
RECENT DEPLOYMENTS A WIN-WIN FOR DISTRIBUTOR PARTNER AND SCHOOLS
Thanks to the tireless commitment of our sales, engineering and customer support teams, and our valued partnership with cleaning supply company Dalco Enterprises, we will be deploying seven CC3 units and two CC1s within Rochester Public Schools; Austin Public Schools will be using four CC3 units.
We look forward to helping more schools and large facilities improve cleanliness and efficiency, and value our strong relationships with dealers like Dalco.
July 3 2023
ROBOTS WILL GIVE WATER OUT ON THE RIVERFRONT FOR THE RED WHITE & BOOM CELEBRATIONS
PEORIA Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria Police are partnering with Pringle Robotics to give you a cold drink Tuesday at the Red White and Boom celebration.
June 26 2023
PRINGLE ROBOTICS PARTNERS WITH LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR JULY 4 EVENT
BistroBoTs and parent company Pringle Robotics are excited to be partnering with Ottonomy.io and the Peoria Police Department during the 2023 Carle Health Red White & Boom celebration. Carle Health Red White & Boom, which is the largest event in the Peoria area, also ranks among the top 2% of fireworks displays in the nation, attracting an estimated 200,000 people to the Peoria and East Peoria riverfronts on July 4.
We’re collaborating with the Peoria Police Department to deploy two OttoBoTs (the type of robots used for BistroBoT delivery) along the riverfront during the event. The OttoBoTs will assist the police with safety patrols, provide a deterrent presence, and distribute water to event-goers. Ads sponsored on the OttoBoTs’ front screens will be provided by the City of Peoria and local businesses. Bottled water distributed by the BoTs is being donated by the American Red Cross, Central Illinois Chapter.
We’re thrilled to be involved in this amazing event in such a unique way, and look forward to further collaboration with the Peoria Police Department, City of Peoria, the American Red Cross and local businesses.
June 23 2023
PRINGLE ROBOTICS AT THE APIC 2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION
Pringle Robotics is excited to attend the APIC 2023 Annual Conference & Exposition in Orlando, Florida, June 26-28. During this yearly conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, thousands of healthcare professionals from around the world gather to advance their network and learn about evidence-based advances in infection prevention.
We’re proud to be showcasing our specialized disinfection and cleaning robots during the conference, encouraging healthcare leaders to delve more deeply into new advances in autonomous infection control and EVS technology.
If you’re planning to attend the conference, stop by Booth #1544 to meet with us and see our BoTs, including the revolutionary Puductor 2, BubbleFish, CC1, and CC3.
June 9 2023
2023 OHIO HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
Pringle Robotics is excited to attend the Ohio Hospital Association’s 108th Annual Meeting & Education Summit, June 12-14, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio. We look forward to sharing our advanced robotic solutions with Ohio hospital officials during the conference and inviting them to experience the future of hospital efficiency through robotic innovation.
Among the BoTs we’ll be demonstrating are:
- Autonomous disinfection robots capable of eliminating 99.99% of pathogens from indoor spaces
- Workhorse floor cleaning robots that improve EVS efficiency
- Interactive delivery and wayfinding robots as charming as they are useful
If you’ll be at the conference, stop by Booth #26 to see our BoTs!
May 25 2023
PRINGLE ROBOTICS AT THE 2023 NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION SHOW
We had a fantastic time showcasing our service bots and networking with industry professionals at The National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, IL.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth and learned more about how robotics technology is revolutionizing the food service industry.
We're proud to be at the forefront of this exciting movement. Missed us at the convention? Reach out to our experts and schedule a demo today! https://www.pringlerobotics.ai/Schedule-Demo
May 8 2023
KELLAR PRIMARY VISIT
Earlier this month, the Pringle Robotics Peoria team had a wonderful time welcoming the fourth graders from Kellar Primary School to our campus. The students had recently completed a unit on AI and robotics, so we thought they might enjoy a field trip to see the robotics innovation happening right here in their city!
They were the perfect guests—not only polite and on their best behavior, but also curious, insightful, and SO smart! The students definitely gave our robotics experts a run for their money with their detailed and thoughtful questions. And as a bonus, everyone got to visit the horses next door at Pringle Stables, which was a big hit.
We loved hearing several students declare it “the best field trip ever.” We agree, and hope it inspired some budding robotics engineers, or maybe even veterinarians. We look forward to hosting more area schools over the coming years!
May 2 2023
PRINGLE ROBOTICS AT THE 2023 ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIALS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Pringle Robotics is thrilled to be attending the 2023 Illinois Association of School Business Officials Annual Conference at the Peoria Civic Center May 3-5. With so much support for our endeavors here in Peoria and across the state, we’re excited to meet with regional school officials and introduce them to robotic solutions that can help schools run more efficiently, with enhanced cleanliness and peace of mind.
Stop by and see us at Booth #1031!
We'll be showing off:
- KettyBoT - a multipurpose assistant perfect for delivering items from the office to classrooms, greeting and guiding visitors, and saving staff valuable time.
- CC1 BoT - a wet and dry floor cleaning robot that can augment facilities staff in keeping all flooring surfaces squeaky clean.
- CC3 BoT - our industrial-grade autonomous cleaning solution for hard floors.
- BubbleFish - a versatile dry-mist disinfection BoT that keeps all areas of a school building sanitized and safe.
Curious about how autonomous robots really integrate into a school environment? Click here to see our BoTs in action at Hickory Grove elementary school in Dunlap, IL.
Can’t make the conference but want to learn more? Contact us anytime by clicking here.
March 29 2023
A START-UP COMPANY IS BUILDING A NEW HUB FOR ROBOTICS IN GREATER PEORIA
Artificial intelligence is everywhere lately, as you’ve probably noticed. From the rapid rise of ChatGPT to the digital images of DALL-E2, recent months have seen game-changing advances in AI. Here in Greater Peoria, a startup company is building its world headquarters — and looking to position the region as a hub for AI, machine learning and robotics.
On Route 150 in rural Peoria County, the campus of Pringle Robotics will house their corporate offices, R&D and assembly for their various lines of robots. They are also looking to attract other innovative firms to the 47-acre property, creating a tech park on the outskirts of Peoria.
March 16 2023
COLORADO RESTAURANT & BAR SHOW, MARCH '23
Pringle Robotics is pleased to announce that we’ll be exhibiting at the Colorado Restaurant & Bar Show, March 21-22, 2023. Hosted by the Colorado Restaurant Association & Foundation, the CRB Show is the premier and largest Rocky Mountain region foodservice show, delivering the tools, resources and ideas that chefs, managers, owners and operators need to maintain their competitive edge.
Helping restaurants and other customer-facing businesses succeed is at the heart of everything we do here at Pringle Robotics. We’ll be showing off our interactive Ketty, Bella, Swift and CC1 BoTs, letting members of the hospitality industry see how human experience and human service can be enhanced by robotics.
Our BoTs can help restaurant staff stay out of the weeds by stepping in to help with everything from food running and hosting to bussing and cleaning. This allows servers and other staff to focus on what they do best—providing top-notch service to guests. It’s an immense value, particularly in this era of staffing shortages and tight margins.
March 9 2023
HOW A RESTAURANT IN CHANDLER IS USING ROBOTS TO HELP SERVICE CUSTOMERS
CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Automated technology is overwhelmingly common in our day-to-day lives through the use of computers, machines, chatbots, and software.
But now, robots are getting one step closer to performing human-like tasks.
October 28 2022
CHINOOK WINDS INTRODUCES ROBOT DELIVERY TO ENHANCE GUEST SERVICE
LINCOLN CITY, OR – Chinook Winds Casino Resort has introduced customers to two robots now utilized within the casino. The “Ketty” robot roams the main casino floor delivering bottled water and the “Holla” bot assists in the Siletz Bay Buffet as a busser. The goal of the robots is to enhance guest service in a way that is interactive and efficient.
We are excited to bring the bots to Chinook Winds to assist our team members and guests,” said Monica Logan, Director of Food and Beverage.
“We look forward to exploring their additional abilities to help around the property."
July 8 2022
PRINGLE ROBOTICS AT THE PEORIA RIVERFRONT MUSEUM
June 22 2022
PRINGLE ROBOTICS ATTENDING IHRSA
Pringle Robotics is excited to announce our attendance at the 2022 IHRSA conference in Miami Beach, FL. Pringle will present our autonomous robotic solutions for the fitness facilities to leaders in the health and wellness industry. Disinfection, marketing and floor cleaning are operational necessities for fitness facilities, but labor shortages have stretched facilities to the brink. Pringle can help automate these important tasks with our robotic solutions. Stop by Booth 1270 to learn more, ask questions, and see the BoTs in action.
Pringle Robotics Inc. is a Peoria, IL based company offering autonomous robotic solutions to a wide range of industries. Visit us at www.pringlerobotics.ai to learn more.
May 2 2022
FITNESS STUDIO INTRODUCES ROBOT EMPLOYEE FOR SANITATION
PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - A local gym is leading a global initiative, becoming a testing ground for a disinfecting robot. Peoria-based Pringle robotics manufactures machines to help with a variety of tasks, like delivery and service at restaurants. Now, they’re working to find an easy solution for businesses to keep clean during the pandemic. They started with schools like Hickory Grove, later moving to local hotels like Par-A-Dice casino in East Peoria to test their efforts.
We are excited to bring the bots to Chinook Winds to assist our team members and guests,” said Monica Logan, Director of Food and Beverage. “We look forward to exploring their additional abilities to help around the property."
March 22 2022
ROLL OUT THE ROBOTS: PEORIA STARTUP BRINGING AUTOMATONS TO AREA RESTAURANTS, HOTELS
A robotics start-up has taken root in an unassuming north Peoria office suite. Pringle Robotics, 1605 W. Candletree Dr., started with complaints registered by customers of parent company Pringle Technologies, which sells restaurant software called Bistro Stack. "As we were building that out and talking to our customers there, they let us know they were having problems with staffing shortages, and asked us to look into the problem and see what we could come up with," said Gerald Prall, director of sales for Pringle Robotics
Waitstaff were making four or five trips to the kitchen per table due to staffing issues, Prall said. That was leading to an overall poorer customer experience, and employee burnout. "That's when we started looking into this robotic technology, essentially self-driving car LIDAR technology, and thought, 'wow, this might be a solution here to take these non-value-added tasks away from the people who do the complex the customer interaction, take that off their hands, and let them spend more time with customers,'" Prall said.
The robots use light to map out the environment around it, accounting for obstacles as they pop up in a changing setting. Once it's scoped out an area, a user can designate certain points for deliveries, hosting, or food pickup.
March 22 2022
BRING ON THE BOTS
Sudheer Sajja plans to launch a robot invasion from Peoria.
This is no sci-fi thriller, but a solid business plan for Sajja’s Pringle Robotics to build a national operations center in Peoria by year’s end, with his “bots” being built, marketed and maintained by up to 50 employees.
In short, the company has imagined and designed a new type of worker that buzzes and glides with precision and efficiency and rarely tires. The bots don’t look (or talk) like the robots from “Lost in Space” or “The Jetsons.” They do promise to reduce workloads, potentially revolutionizing the custodial and hospitality industries, where they will chiefly sanitize spaces and transport food.
What he does envision is the bots being born in Peoria and zipping not just across the city and country but around the globe. It’s the latest project for Sajja, 42, who left India in 2000 to study information systems at Dakota State University. After earning his master’s degree in 2004, he founded Oahe Health Management, which provides claims software to nearly 750 clients. While retaining part ownership in that venture, he moved to Peoria in 2008 to join Caterpillar Inc., where he spent a decade, ultimately serving as chief architect for digital strategy and platforms.
March 11 2022
PRINGLE ROBOTIC'S ROBOT WAITRESSES PROVIDED SNACKS AT THE EVENT
On Thursday, Peoria Chamber of Commerce and Barracks Hospitality Group Banquet Center & Catering co-hosted an after-hours networking event. Pringle Robotic's robot waitresses provided snacks at the event.
Pringle Robotics is a local company that offers a variety of robots capable of moving and delivering objects, making announcements, and disinfecting places. Gerald Prall, Pringle Robotics' Director of Sales, stated that all of their robot's software was developed in-house. According to Prall, the robots are a tool that may assist businesses with understaffing.
"Many industries are experiencing staffing shortages, but service based industries in particular are experiencing it to a greater degree," Prall said. Barrack's Hospitality President Jim Barrack said the robot servers are a great idea.
“I would like to offer them to certain clients and to certain applications because it is really unique,” said Barrack.
March 9 2022
PEORIA RECENTLY INTRODUCED CUSTOMERS TO A ROBOT CALLED "ROSIE,"
Avantis on North Knoxville Avenue. Peoria recently introduced customers to a robot called "Rosie," which was programmed to require customers to their seats and carry menus.
Avantis on North Knoxville Avenue. Peoria recently introduced customers to a robot called "Rosie," which was programmed to require customers to their seats and carry menus. Rosie joined Avanti from the locally owned Pringle Robotics.
Stefan Zeller, CEO of Avanti, said the robot was introduced to him to alleviate the shortage of labor. "Some people hate it and refuse to be seated by the robot, which is ok, but if you have got two or three hostesses and now only one or two, this makes up for the loss. Personally, it helps, "said Zeller. Zeller said he wants to rent an extra hostess, but they cannot fill the position, but Rosie helps fill the gap to produce quality service.
"We're not trying to destroy our jobs, we're trying to enrich where we will provide the services our guests want and therefore the services they need to produce," Zeller said. Zeller said the robot hostess could be a hit with kids, despite some feedback
January 13 2022
PILOT AT HICKORY GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (DUNLAP SCHOOL DISTRICT) IN PEORIA, IL
Hickory Grove Elementary School (Dunlap School District - Illinois) is the first in the nation to pilot Peoria Based Robots by Pringle Robotics. 3 BoT's were deployed. Two delivery BoT's to assist in Delivery of items to classrooms and one Santization BoT to santize the facility using Dry Mist and Ultraviolet C disinfection at the end of every day. The facility is a 90,000 sft facility.
Delivery BoTs: The delivery BoT's assist primarily in the delivery of items from the office to the classrooms and also support delivery between classrooms. Along with delivery they assist in Hosting visitors to the right destination within the facility.
Santization BoT: At the end of every day Teachers and Students do their part of opening up their lockers to allow for the disinfection BoT to make it rounds to disinfect. This drastically increased the standards of santization and also re-established the sense of health & safety in the minds for everybody involved in the school system including teachers, parents and students.
January 6 2022
PRINGLE ROBOTIC AT CES 2022
Pringle Robotics is proud to be a part of CES 2022 with its ground-breaking advanced robotics technology. We presented our vision for next-generation robotics at CES 2022.
October 27 2021
PRINGLE BOTS AT CHANDLER 100 - CHANDLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Pringle Technologies was part of the KeyNote at Chandler Top 100 presenting to 300+ participants. The attendees represented the Top 100 companies in Chandler. Pringle BoT's served customers in the same event.