Japanese restaurant brings 3D printed sushi to SXSW

TOKYO, JAPAN (NBC) - A machine pulled straight out of a sci-fi novel took the spotlight at this year’s South by Southwest Convention and it could change the way your food is brought to your plate.

The Japanese company, Open Meals debuted its 3D Sushi Printer as well as plans to open a restaurant using it in Tokyo.

The printer assembles the sushi like any other 3D printer except it uses food, but to sample the food, you have to first provide a sample of your own.

Open Meals collects a saliva, urine or stool sample from you and looks at it to determine what you are lacking in your diet.

The printer then tailor-makes your sushi to make sure every bite is suited for your dietary needs.

The Tokyo based restaurant opens next year.