Here’s The Burger-Flipping Robot That Could Put Fast-Food Workers Out Of A Job

Burger Flipping Robot

A company called Momentum Machines has built a robot that could radically change the fast-food industry and have some line cooks looking for new jobs.

The company’s robot can “slice toppings like tomatoes and pickles immediately before it places the slice onto your burger, giving you the freshest burger possible.” The robot is “more consistent, more sanitary, and can produce ~360 hamburgers per hour.” That’s one burger every 10 seconds.

The next generation of the device will offer “custom meat grinds for every single customer. Want a patty with 1/3 pork and 2/3 bison ground to order? No problem.”

Momentum Machines cofounder Alexandros Vardakostas told Xconomy his “device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient. It’s meant to completely obviate them.” Indeed, marketing copy on the company’s site reads that their automaton “does everything employees can do, except better.”

This directly raises a question that a lot of smart people have contemplated: Will robots steal our jobs?


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One thought on “Here’s The Burger-Flipping Robot That Could Put Fast-Food Workers Out Of A Job

  1. The rise of the robots will be gradual, but it’s certain to happen — as hundreds of millions of jobs disappear worldwide, will humans step up to the challenge and bring humanity to the next level? Or will we fall by the wayside, eventually crowded out and eliminated by our creations? Maybe the most important question of the 21st Century (as long as we don’t nuke ourselves first)

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