Caliburger launches first burger-flipping robot
Flippy, a burger-flipping robot developed by Miso Robotics, has finally landed a grill coom job at a Caliburger restaurant in Pasadena, California — a good start in automation in an industry notorious for high turnover rate of employee.
John Miller, the CEO of Cali Group, which runs the international fast food chain, welcomes the entry of robots in the “hot, greasy and dirty” business, jesting that Flippy shows no concern over low wages, long hours of work and meager benefits.
At present, Miso sees Flippy as a cost-effectice and highly efficient solution for the industry with the robot being capable of grilling 150 burgers per hours.
Flippy has been specially designed to work and operate in existing kitchen designs and serve along staff of commercial kitchens. It, however, took two years for the robot to familiarize itself to Caliburgers kitchen.
The robot is reportedly capable of grilling 150 burgers per hour.