AI for your fries
Precisely speaking, the kitchen help’s name is Flippy2, because it’s already the second evolution of the robotic fry cook offered by Miso Robotics, a crowd-funded company. Flippy2 is supposed to be a game changer in the process of preparing fast food using smart control even more so than its predecessor. The machine performs not only the frying job, but all the upstream and downstream work involved. As soon as food is placed into a preparatory bin an artificial intelligence unit recognizes what type of food it is, cooks it in the right basket and then automatically transfers it to a holding area. Obviously, Flippy can handle not only French fries but also chicken.
The utilization of the robotic fry cook increases the turnout of deep-fried food by around 30 percent – or some 60 baskets per hour. By eliminating the transfer process, human contact with food is reduced, and therefore the risk of injury or product contamination.
Companies interested in using the robotic fry cook can lease Flippy2 in the United States for 3,000 dollars per month – potential “wow” moments among amazed customers watching Flippy2 at work included.
By the way, Flippy can also be assisted by an electromechanical colleague: Sippy, the automatic beverage dispenser.