Robots Are Here To Take Over Your Burger Flipping Jobs

  • Robots Are Here To Take Over Your Burger Flipping Jobs

Robots Are Here To Take Over Your Burger Flipping Jobs

John Miller, chairman of Cali Group, said, "The deployment of Flippy in CaliBurger restaurants represents a major milestone in helping our staff produce mouthwatering burgers more consistently and in a timely manner".

Your next fast food burger might be cooked by a robot! The chain plans on installing Flippy in 50 locations in the near future.

Flippy is the creation of Miso Robotics, which is leveraging artificial intelligence to help chefs cook food consistently and improve working conditions in restaurant and commercial kitchens.

"The Flippy robot takes the form of a relatively small, wheeled cart equipped with a 6-axis robotic arm and what Miso Robotics calls a 'sensor bar, ' TechCrunch writes".

David Zito, the co-founder and chief executive office of Miso Robotics said the new technology is not meant to replace jobs, but to instead act as a "third hand".

Flippy relies on image recognition and heat sensing technology to ascertain which burgers need to be flipped and then it goes ahead and does that.

In its current version, Flippy needs a human coworker to place the patties on the grill, put the cheese on top at the right moment and add the extras, such as lettuce and sauce before wrapping the sandwiches for customers. The robot has the ability to detect the temperature of a patty, size and how hot the surface of the grill is.

Although Flippy's human counterpart now adds the cheese and toppings to burgers, the robot has the ability to "learn" through artificial intelligence-meaning that the more burgers the robot flips, the more it would be able to do.

Miller said the new robot will cut down costs and adds consistency and safety to the kitchen.

"The kitchen of the future will always have people in it, but we see that kitchen as having people and robots", Zito said.

So how was my "bionic" burger?

Miso Robotics says Flippy costs about $60,000 minimum.

"Flippy" made its debut in CaliBurger's Pasadena, California, location Monday as the burger's grill cook on the line, KTLA reported.