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Honestly, when Jack in the Box had that e-coli scare I figured they'd switch to the same system.
The conveyor is timed through the broiler and unless that burger is made of asbestos it has to be done at the other end, it's fool-proof, no need to probe each patty with a thermometer and other such needless effort.
Getting robots to replace even menial tasks can be a challenge, I guess a phrase that fits here is: "shit happens."
I tooled-up four units, it took me two months to get each tooled and programmed and I also had to tack on about $10,000 worth of extra equipment like passage confirmation sensors...
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And even then they needed an attendant.
It depends very much on what you need it to do, even today, tasks much beyond what is called "pick and place" can be difficult.
But, how many businesses have been effected by automation already?
Someone mentioned clerical work, one of the first casualties of automation from way back in the 50s and 60s and beyond.
It's called "progress" folks, a mind, a life is a terrible thing to waste, people need better jobs than plowing fields and flipping burgers.
FYI - Hardees doesn't flip its burgers. Both the 10/1 and 4/1 are cooked without being flipped.
It's a novelty - and I'm willing to wager that ten years from now, very few of us will see one of these robots working at a local fast-food restaurant.
Japan and China have already automated their fast food restaurants. They need way fewer than US stores do. They are leaps and bounds ahead of us in robotics. Canada has these odd kiosk machines, automats, which look like vending machines. Looks like the 1950s.. Kind of creepy.
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Liberals don't want anybody to suffer, but the people that make others suffer because they lack any empathy, its kind of justice to see them get a taste of what other people experience because they allow republicans to sell the country out to corporations while they cheerlead it