caliburger’s newest employee is productive, efficient, and will never ask for a raise. the only thing this non-union worker is raising? patties. patties and a whole lot of concern. the world’s first autonomous kitchen arm — developed by miso robotics — cooks, cleans, and learns sans-salary. to some, it means the future decline of jobs; however, looking past the whole robots-are-taking-away-our-jobs thing, flippy is a thermal-reading, AI, actually performing in the workforce at a calibuger, in pasadena. the burgers in flippy’s promo video glisten and sizzle better than many human chefs’. a lot of people are flipping out over it.

flippy miso robotics
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miso robotic’s arm flips 150 burgers per hour. flippy monitors each one in real-time. flippy sees with a combined 3D vision — thermal and regular — to automatically detect when raw patties are placed on the grill. naturally, it is up to one of the salary-based employees to place the burger on the grill, and to dress the burger once flippy notifies his coworker that it’s time to do so.

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flippy miso robotics

flippy miso robotics

flippy miso robotics

flippy miso robotics

  • Hey! …that was my job. Better maybe a robot does it. At McDonald’s when we got nasty customers, they got coffee grounds in their paddy.


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