Miso Robotics recently unveiled its burger-cooking robot, called Flippy, fueling the idea that menial culinary tasks can be delegated to autonomous machines. Flippy features a suite of advanced tools including deep learning software, cameras and sensors, enabling it to place patties on grill, monitor how they are cooking and drop them onto a bun.
A host of companies in fast food business, for example restaurant chain CaliBurger, view an opportunity in this technology and have already announced to deploy it to 50 restaurants in the coming two years, writes MIT Technology Review.
Similarly, a Silicon Valley startup called BeeHex has designed a robot that 3D prints pizzas in less than six minutes while Cafe X in San Francisco is experimenting with a bot that delivers steaming coffee on its own.
David Zito, C.E.O. of Miso Robotics, claims that Flippy can be trained for other kitchen tasks as well, while admitting that human chefs will still play key role in tasting food and creating recipes, notes Engadget.