About Dexai

Dexai is safeguarding access to prepared food, enabling more affordable and sanitary meals, through cutting edge robotics and artificial intelligence

MISSION-DRIVEN

  • Protect the food industry from economic vulnerabilities and labor shortages
  • Reduce the risk of food-borne illnesses
  • Eliminate food deserts

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

  • Industry leading & hardworking professionals
  • Highly collaborative team with a flat organizational structure
  • Large company luxuries in a small team

STATE-OF-THE-ART ROBOTICS

  • Novel commercial applications that redefine what's possible
  • 10+ patents related to robotics systems
  • Nearly as many robots on hand as staff

David Johnson

Founder and CEO

Food is central to every aspect of our lives. At Dexai, we're building a new way to prepare meals, and soon robots in the kitchen will be as common as microwaves or dishwashers. I'm looking forward to a future where delicious meals are available for everyone at any hour of the day, prepared quickly, safely, and exactly how you like, by Alfred!

Anthony Tayoun

Co-Founder and COO

We're enabling the kitchen of the future, where people create new recipes and focus on hospitality, while mundane tasks are outsourced to robots.

Robert Katzschmann

CTO

While our robot Alfred prepares the meals, our customers in the food service industry can fully focus on what is important for their clients: great service, fast deliveries, proper portioning, and always excellent food quality with minimal human involvement. Dexai’s solution is dexterous, adaptable, and fast because we use state of the art robotics hardware that has a sense of touch and continuously learning algorithms.

Syler Wagner

Systems Engineer

Luck is not a factor. Hope is not a strategy. Failure is not an option.

Dexai timeline

1

DEXAI IS FORMED

Founders Anthony Tayoun and David Johnson form Dexai as a spin out from Draper Laboratory, a research institute in Cambridge. Dexai joins the Harvard iLab, and sets up office at Greentown Labs.

2

ALFRED IS BORN

After many interviews with food service operators, Alfred's core value proposition is formed: "retrofit solution with guaranteed performance".

3

ALFRED LEARNS TO "SEE", AND "SCOOP"

By integrating a few news components, Alfred learns how to identify ingredients in the work-space, and use utensils to scoop simple ingredients like ice cream.

4

FIRST APPEARANCE

Alfred participated in the 2019 Web Summit in Portugal, and served snacks to 2,500+ attendees over a period of 2 days.

5

ALFRED LEARNS TO MAKE BOWLS

Using dishers (scoops), tongs, and spoons, Alfred learned to assemble delicious salads and poke bowls, including ingredients such as iceberg lettuce, tuna, and quinoa.