DailyDirt: Robots That Ask, 'Would You Like Fries With That?'
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Robots are poised to take over a LOT of repetitive tasks that people are still doing because it’s been hard to get computer vision and robot arms to replicate some kinds of detailed work. Machines are getting a better quickly, though, and plenty of manual labor jobs could be eliminated in the near future. Automation isn’t quite ready to take over a huge fraction of the labor market just yet, but it might not be too long before no one will be able to joke about young kids looking for an unskilled job and upselling fries with a fast food order.
- A home-cooked meal could be made from scratch by a $15,000 robot in 2018 (brought to you by Moley Robotics). Do not get in this robot’s way… or else “to serve man” may have an undesired meaning. [url]
- Fast food might be prepared faster with a burger-flipping robot from Momentum Machines. A burger robot can churn out 360 burgers per hour and never ask for a raise. (But can it serve breakfast after 10:30am?) [url]
- McDonald’s is installing a few self-ordering kiosks to automate some of the ordering process at its restaurants. This isn’t exactly a new trend for retail establishments, but this might get a tad less appetizing when all fast food comes out of fancy vending machines. [url]
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