Burger-flipping robots are one example of a pandemic innovation that is here to stay. Flippy 2, a robot chef that can essentially accomplish the same chores as a team of fry cooks, will be added to 100 more White Castle restaurants this year, according to the company. Because this represents about a third of all White Castle locations nationwide, Flippy is likely to become a permanent member of the burger chain’s workforce.
The burger restaurant first partnered with Miso Robotics, the company behind Flippy, to establish a pilot program in its Chicagoland location last October. In November, the business presented Flippy 2, the latest version of the chef robot. The robot chef appears to be ready for prime time now.
The average White Castle customer is unlikely to notice the new Burger-flipping robots when they initially arrive. You’ll find them there since Flippy 2 is designed to do “back-of-the-house” kitchen functions. The robot recognizes the sort of food (such as burgers, chicken fingers, or fries), takes it up, cooks it, places it in its own fry basket, and ultimately places it in a hot holding area using artificial intelligence.
However, it’s conceivable that your White Castle order will be delivered a little faster than usual. According to Miso Robotics’ website, Flippy 2 can dispense 60 baskets of food each hour or around 300 burgers per day. Unlike the previous model, Flippy 2 can function completely autonomously.
Miso Robotics is mostly funded through crowdsourcing; the firm has raised over $50 million from over 15,000 investors and is now in its Series E investment round.
It’s no secret that we’re in the midst of a kitchen revolution powered by artificial intelligence. According to CNBC, Miso Robotics has developed a wing-making version of Flippy, which Buffalo Wild Wings is now testing. Burger-flipping Robot is also utilized as a pandemic safety measure since they reduce human touch in the kitchen. In Beijing’s closed Winter Olympics bubble, robot cooks are even feeding athletes and guests. Given recent labor constraints, it’s likely that we’ll see more robotic advances in the restaurant industry intervention.