Software Engineering Project:   Restaurant Automation

1.   Project Description

Detailed project description is available in this PDF document.
Also see the book, Problem 2.6 and its solution on the back of the book.

2.   Download Materials

Spring 2013 Semester

Two groups worked on this project, each with a somewhat different take at it.

Group #1

Developed in the Spring 2013 semester by Prem Patel, Sai Kotikalapudi, John Bartos, Scott Xu, David Shen, and Joshua Devasagayaraj

Project report #3 (final), group #1, Spring 2013
[PDF document; size: approx 3 MBytes]

Project files, group #2, Spring 2013, in case you want to install the full software locally on your computer.
[ZIP file; size: approx 92 MBytes]

Group #4

Developed in the Spring 2013 semester by Yehuda Cohen, Shivani Sethi, Abdul Rattu, Amizan Jaleel, Nabil Ali, and Rohit Lakshmanatirthakatte

Project report #3 (final), group #4, Spring 2013
[PDF document; size: approx 4.2 MBytes]

Project files, group #4, Spring 2013, in case you want to install the full software locally on your computer.
[ZIP file; size: approx 24 MBytes]


Spring 2012 Semester

Two groups worked on this project, each with a somewhat different take at it.

Group #2

Developed in the Spring 2012 semester by Praveen Chekuri, Pradnya Pisal, Zachary Brown, Kartik Bhatnagar, and Bill Fung

Project report #3 (final), group #2, Spring 2012
[PDF document; size: approx 3.5 MBytes]

Project files, group #2, Spring 2012, in case you want to install the full software locally on your computer.
[ZIP file; size: approx 10 MBytes]

Group #11

Developed in the Spring 2012 semester by Jazmin Garcia, Greg Paton, Eric Gilbert, Vishal Shah, and Damon Chow

Project report #3 (final), group #11, Spring 2012
[PDF document; size: approx 17.3 MBytes]

Project files, group #11, Spring 2012, in case you want to install the full software locally on your computer.
[ZIP file; size: approx 67 MBytes]


Spring 2007 Semester

Three groups worked on the same project, each with a somewhat different take at it.

Group #13

Developed in the Spring 2007 semester by Moustafa Abdelbaky, Albert Lalaj, Waleed Mina, Boris Petrovsky, Bryan Rabin, and Ling Yang

Project report #3 (final), group #13, Spring 2007
[PDF document; size: approx 1.5 MBytes]

Project files, group #13, Spring 2007, in case you want to install the full software locally on your computer.
[ZIP file; size: approx 6.8 MBytes]

You will also need Blackberry Development Environment for the above software from group #13, Spring 2007.

Group #15

Developed in the Spring 2007 semester by Simon Rudin, Christian Santiago, James Rosado, and David Elrom

Project report #3 (final), group #15, Spring 2007
[PDF document; size: approx 1.6 MBytes]

Project files, group #15, Spring 2007, in case you want to install the full software locally on your computer.
[ZIP file; size: approx 8 MBytes]

Group #8

Developed in the Spring 2007 semester by Chris Eng, Sagar Mansukhani, Prakriti Gautam, Hitesh Ved, Nikethan Yerabaka, and Srihitha Yerabaka

Project report #3 (final), group #8, Spring 2007
[PDF document; size: approx 2.1 MBytes]

Project files, group #8, Spring 2007, in case you want to install the full software locally on your computer.
[ZIP file; size: approx 360 KBytes]

3.   Extensions

Consider extending your project to include some of the features and capabilities described below:

♠   ZDNet.com: “iPads replace menus at Atlanta eatery”,   By Jason D. O’Grady (August 10, 2011)
We’ve seen iPads being used by teachers, pilots and doctors, but what about restaurants? An Atlanta eatery (do Restaurant at the View, Atlanta, GA) has adopted the iPad to replace menus (and more) at their high-tech restaurant.

♠   BusinessWeek.com: “LivingSocial Aims to Be Different from Groupon”,   By Douglas MacMillan (September 22, 2011)
LivingSocial.com recently started giving restaurants free iPads and mobile apps that let wait staff scan daily-deal vouchers without having to fuss with codes.
→ Think how your software might help link many restaurants into a daily deals scheme.

♠   eWEEK: “Bartending, RFID style”,   By Evan Schuman (July 11, 2006)
A beverage company is now selling RFID attachments for bottles, which analyze the bottle's tilt angle and duration to calculate how much liquor is being poured and whether the bartender is sticking to the recipe.

4.   Relevant Websites

The New Yorker—Annals of Gastronomy: Check, Please,   by John Colapinto | September 10, 2012
Describes the challenges of creating a world-class restaurant–and turning a profit.     [ local copy ]

Labor-starved Restaurant Industry Turns to Automation for Help,   by Karen Robinson-Jacobs, The Dallas Morning News
Self-service stands are expected to get a good reception as long as diners can get what they want quickly and accurately.     [ local copy ]

Point of sale restaurant automation solutions

ca|micro - Restaurant Point of Sale Home

RestoMation (Restaurant Automation System)


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