Friday, March 10, 2017

Burger-flipping robot replaces humans on first day at work

Via Billy

A burger-flipping robot has just completed its first day on the job at a restaurant in California, replacing humans at the grill.

Flippy has mastered the art of cooking the perfect burger and has just started work at CaliBurger, a fast-food chain.

The robotic kitchen assistant, which its makers say can be installed in just five minutes, is the brainchild of Miso Robotics.

“Much like self-driving vehicles, our system continuously learns from its experiences to improve over time,” said David Zito, chief executive officer of Miso Robotics.


  1. What did they think was going to happen?

    1. Really and they have self service fast food stores I read somewhere.

  2. Clever but poor design.

    if you don't get sucked into the "make the robot work in the same inefficient way a human does it" model, you can do a lot more.

    instead of a robot that flips burgers on a frier, create a frier that cooks on both sides. Like burger king did 30 years ago. Conveyor belt timed to exactly the right cooking time. All you need to add is an auto-loader for the meat and another to scoop up the meet and put it on a bun.

    Or even cook than at a factory, microwave and assemble at the store.

    The point is, you don't need to make a machine to imitate a human, since machines can be designed to do it BETTER than a human.

  3. These robots are too slow because they are mechanical.
    A good human worker can work circles around them as long
    as you don't get some half-wit that refuses to work beyond
    slow motion.

    1. I donlt believe they would use them unless they are faster/cheaper than their average worker.