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FLIPPY, THE ROBOTIC FRENCH FRY CHEF


We keep reading of the lack of people in the fast food industry.  This is due to the Covid pandemic, the pay rate and other external factors.  Robotics has been hugely influential in the automotive and other manufacturing industries for some time.  We have even seen it enter the serving industry with robots delivering food in restaurants and hospitals.  But now meet Flippy, Flippy is the robotic french fry cooker that works 23 hours a day, 7 days a week without a bathroom or meal break.  It gets a one hour maintenance and clean-up break every day.  It just works and works and works.  This Flippy works at a White Castle fast food restaurant in Merrillville, Indiana.  I remember White Castle's from the early 1950's, long before McDonalds ever reared its Goliath like head.  A great article in today's Wall Street Journal on Flippy by Christopher Mims is excellent.  Robotics, Automation and Artificial Intelligence is the future.  Get ready for it.  Over time, it will speed-up the process of absorbing low paying unfilled jobs.

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