Meet the Burger-flipping robot

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    Now this might not be the normal android news that you'll find here, but it's certainly interesting none the less. Flippy is more of an automaton than a human replacement. It’s essentially an industrial robot arm with a spatula attached that uses machine vision to locate burgers on the grill, time how long they’ve been cooking, and flip them when needed. The bot, created by startup Miso Robotics, made its debut earlier this week assisting in CaliBurger’s kitchen by flipping patties on the grill.

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    see what happens when fast food workers start demanding 15 bucks per hour! time to get that degree on repairing robots instead of flipping burgers.
     
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    Haha, I can see this thread turning into a political debate real fast..
     
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    oops...better start watching what I say...
     
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    IN B4 everyone get's b&

    On a serious note though,


    While the demand for higher minimum wage and this are tangentially related, there is little to no causation. This automotan wasn't created because of the demand for $15 per hour pay, this was bound to happen regardless, just like it's happened in industrial sectors

    With the ever present march of technological advancement, eventually we will replace all of these kinds of jobs with computers and robots, hopefully to the betterment of humanity.

    Think of it like this, as humans get more leisure time to spend learning, reading and creating, technology progresses faster, as technology begins taking over the more mundane aspects of life we are afforded the time to do more intellectual (among other) pursuits. It's part of the reason, imho, that the world has gotten better, that violence overall has fallen, that the poverty level around the world has fallen across the board. We've come a long way, we still have a long way to go still, but don't dismiss the progress we've already made.
     
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    This is kind of cool, and interesting. I might try one if given the opportunity; just to say I tried it. But with that being said, no robot is ever going to make a better burger than the one I shape and form with my own two hands and cook on my grill myself. No science involved, it's all just "winging it" based on grill temp and personal desire & experience. Best burgers in the world are made & cooked by your own two hands.

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    It's in my neck of the woods. If he meant Pasadena CA. Might make a road trip.
     
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    For at least the past 5-6 years I've been consuming everything I can about AI and task automation. I'm a bit surprised this hasn't been done already on a larger scale. Nothing good will come of the coming "Fourth Industrial Age" or whatever they decide to call it.

    This video from 4 years ago pretty much sums it up...

     
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    I think you missed my point. one thing to mention, restaurant automation has been around for a long time. Just was not cost effective because the equipments was very expensive. as prices go up, as wages go up, the cost of automation has been going down. it is now at the point where it is worth looking at again.

     
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    I'm pretty sure you just said the same thing I said in a slightly more succinct way.

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    No worries. I'm for anything that would spark some discussions right now. :)
     
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    Someone still has to put the cooked burger on a bun, add the condiments and garnishes and serve it to the customer. Still need people for that. When robots start doing all of that, it will be weird.

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