Robots Flippy, Sippy, and Chippy Used in Fast Food Kitchens

The use of robots in restaurants continues to expand.

For example, Flippy the robot has been around since 2018, flipping burgers. It even worked at Dodger Stadium. Since Flippy’s introduction, improvements to Flippy have been made. Flippy 2.0 has expanded from making burgers to operating fry stations. White Castle plans to install over 100 robot cooks in its kitchens.

Flippy is also used by Wing Stop for the last step in the wing making process. Chippy, an iteration of Flippy, makes chips […]

Faster Plane Turnaround Times Pay Off

Besides cramped seats, what do you hate the most about flying?

The answer is probably waiting. Flight delays, long waits on the runway before takeoff, and extensive taxiing after landing often result in missed connections and distress for passengers. The waits also cost airlines money. A lot of money. To control those substantial costs, airlines are trying to cut turnaround times at the airports. Some projects are still being piloted, but they seem promising. For once, it appears that airlines’ cost-cutting […]

Google and Anthropic: Strategic Partnership

Google will invest $2 billion in Anthropic to further develop Claude 2, a rival to OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

Claude 2 can summarize up to 75,000 words and is regarded as the most “self-aware” chatbot. It has been trained to be explicit about what it knows and does not know and answers only questions that it has training data to support.

Related: this previous OM in the News post about Amazon and Anthropic leveraging each other’s work on AI.


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Impact of Wage Increase for California Fast Food Workers

Governor Newsom signed into law a rapid pay hike for fast food workers, increasing their minimum wage from an average of around $16/hour, to $20/hour, effective on April 1, 2024.

While some workers may be happy, the $20/hour rate is predicted to wreak havoc on the restaurants that must pay it.


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