Robot Flippy (Flippy) took up his duties of roasting burgers in a fast food restaurant Cali in Pasadena (USA).
In addition to directly simultaneously frying 12 sandwiches, Flippy is able to clean up the workplace, scraping the fat from the plate, and grind the mince, dose the filling and seasoning.
The price of such a robot is 60 thousand dollars, every year the company will have to spend about 20 thousand on servicing the machine. Nevertheless, Cali plans not only to recoup the novelty by increasing the speed of manufacturing products and reducing waste, but also to establish fellow Flippies in another 50 restaurants.
“The BBC” found out from the executive director Cali John Miller that the company will change the format of hiring staff, and soon, he said, in the kitchen will remain much less employees engaged in hazardous and low-wage labor.