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.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Inevitably, a burger flipping robot.
The Mechanical Phantom
This one is a show-piece, but it does replace one kid in a kitchen.For the McDonalds of the world of course, this machine is much too slow. They use a conveyor oven and pre-cook everything. But there's no reason they can't design a machine-deliverable sandwich. I'm sure they're doing it right now. Eliminating one human saves a franchise $30-50K a year, I would guess. In a 24 hour operation, that's three people. There's your profit margin back to looking a little more healthy in one shot.
Notably, it is a self-contained robot that you can roll up beside any grill, and set it to work flipping away.