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Salad-making robot can kill germs - and kill jobs, too

Sally the Salad Robot at a restaurant in Palo Alto, California. Diners place their orders on a touch screen. Sally calculates the calories per salad and drops the veggies into a bowl in less than a minute.

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SALAD bars are magnets for bacteria and viruses. Even if the sprouts and ranch dressing aren't tainted, the serving utensils could be.

The Silicon Valley startup Chowbotics has devised what it says is a partial solution. Its device, which it calls Sally the Salad Robot, is...

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