Robot starts to prepare burger for customers

A burger-flipping robot has just completed its first day on the job at a restaurant in Pasadena Los Angeles, replacing humans at the grill. It is the first of dozens of locations for the system, which is destined to replace human fast-food workers.

Flippy has mastered the art of cooking the perfect burger and has just started work at the fast-food chain. The BBC’s North America technology reporter Dave Lee saw it in action.

Cameras and sensors help Flippy to determine when the burger is fully cooked, before the robot places them on a bun. A human worker then takes over and adds condiments.

More Flippy robots will be introduced next year, with the aim of installing them in 50 more restaurants worldwide by the end of 2019. Its benefits include making “food faster, safer and with fewer errors”.


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