A Robot wants your job

Flippy the Robot cooks perfect burgers.

March 9, 2017

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As someone whose first real job was at McDonalds (yes, I rocked it in the drive-thru in Yuba City in high school), it pains me to say this. The robots are coming to take your jobs.  We've already heard the McDonalds is beginning to use self-serve kiosks for people to order at instead of paying cashiers, although that's more a factor of California's minimum wage increase than anything else.  But now a fast-food chain based in SoCal called CaliBurger has announced they will be installing robots to flip their burgers in more than 50 locations over the next couple of years.  The company says "Flippy" (their name for the robots) cook the burgers perfectly every time.  Hey!  What are you implying, CaliBurger??  That us high school kids can't cook? haha
If you want to see Flippy in action, you can check out this video.