The new and improved Flippy the robotic fry cook will probably see greater implementation. Its price has been cut in half, bringing it down to $30,000, while improved capabilities give it more versatility. Specifically, Flippy’s programming has been upgraded as part of this improved flexibility. Flippy utilizes AI to manage its tasks. Flippy has already been used at Caliburger’s Pasadena restaurant, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and at Chase Field in Arizona.
Creator’s hamburger robot takes a different approach. Creator’s goal is to make a gourmet burger that would be affordable, making it available to a large audience. Using quality ingredients, the company is aiming for the $6 price point.
Creator has built into this robot processes and techniques that differentiate its burger from the vast majority of fast casual restaurants. For example, it uses the Blumenthal method of making burgers. This method uses a vertical grind method for the meat that creates an extremely tender and juicy hamburger. Most chefs find this technique very difficult, and is not used in fast casual restaurants. Creator’s robot has perfected this method. Additionally, the robot slices many of the ingredients, Continue reading