Robots and other technologies are utilized by a variety of supermarkets to scan shelves to determine the shelves that require replenishment. This helps make the store more secure and reduces the number on the floor, especially in the event of outbreaks of coronavirus.
White Castle’s robot makes french fries but it is not capable of scanning or stocking. According to WBBJ Jackson, Tennessee, the massive robotic arm utilizes artificial Intelligence (AI) to catch raw fries and then place them in oil to fry. To ensure that the fries are distributed evenly, the machine shakes them every time. Because they don’t have to communicate with one another while cooking, workers can be more social.
Miso Robotics was responsible for the invention of the machine as well as similar robots that can cook different foods. USA Today reports that Flippy is set to be the next machine that makes burgers for the chain.
White Castle issued a statement saying that autonomous frying could be a possibility to boost production rates, increase allocation of labor and increase safety to the cooking process.
White Castle asserts that robots can’t replace people. Robotic food preparation allows humans to take on all other aspects of work such as cleaning and delivering orders.
Flippy was also tried in another California Burger restaurant (reports that it’s slow). In the year 2018, Flippy was seen flipping chicken nuggets and tater tots at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.