BurgerFlipping Bot Joins Human Chefs at CaliBurger

first_imgStay on target Come one, come all: Come see the first autonomous robotic kitchen assistant in action at the CaliBurger kitchen.Flippy is set to make its public debut flipping and assembling burger patties alongside staff at the Pasadena fast food chain.In an effort to augment commercial kitchen operations with advanced technology, Miso Robotics developed a cloud-connected learning platform to power industrial robotic arms.Anything you can do, Flippy can do better, faster, and more efficiently (via Miso Robotics)Miso AI combines 3D, thermal, and regular vision to detect when raw burgers are placed on the grill, then monitors each in real-time. The program displays cooking times and alerts workers when to dress a sandwich.Perhaps most importantly, it also enables Flippy to switch from a raw-meat-handling spatula to one specifically for cooked foods. Plus, Flippy can clean up after itself, washing utensils and scraping the grill.“I couldn’t be more proud of my incredibly talented team for their hard work in bringing Flippy to life and we are just getting started,” Miso Robotics CEO David Zito said in a statement.Flippy’s schedule is still TBA, but CaliBurger Pasadena regulars can keep an eye out for the restaurant’s latest addition.The robotic short-order cook—a joint project between Miso and CaliBurger—is a single-arm machine with a task-specific “hand.” Last month, the artificial intelligence solutions company secured an additional $10 million in capital to bring their bot to more restaurants.“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,” John Miller, chairman of Cali Group, said. “The ease of integration into our existing kitchen lines will also allow us to quickly install Flippy in more locations nationwide.”From grill to table (via Miso Robotics)Management must love this thing: Flippy will never show up late, call in sick, or require bathroom breaks; it can work the frier, plate food, and help with other unsavory tasks. But the machine isn’t intended to supplant human laborers.“Our mission is to improve working conditions of chefs and line cooks with assistants, not replace them,” Zito promised. “Anyone who’s ever worked in a restaurant knows how hard the work is and the value of extra hands and that’s exactly what we built.” Evan Rachel Wood Just As Disturbed by Humanoid Sophia As Everyone ElseMIT’s Thread-Like Robot Slides Through Blood Vessels In the Brain center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img

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