Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Meet The Robot That’s A Minimum Wage Killer
No, not R.O.B.A.M.A., though one could make that argument.
I'm talking about the Hamburger Robots, "The Next Generation of Fast Food" by Momentum Machines.
It does everything employees can do except better:
* it slices toppings like tomatoes and pickles immediately before it places the slice onto your burger, giving you the freshest burger possible.
* our next revision will offer custom meat grinds for every single customer. (Oh great! A Twerk Burger?)
* Also, our next revision will use gourmet cooking techniques never before used in a fast food restaurant, giving the patty the perfect char but keeping in all the juices.
it’s more consistent, more sanitary, and can produce ~360 hamburgers per hour.
I say, what could possibly go wrong?
"I'm sorry, I ordered pickles. These look like washers?"
It actually looks pretty good (if you don't mind your special sauce being axle grease).
Our alpha machine frees up all of the hamburger line cooks in a restaurant
**So they can pursue more productive tasks... Like taking a bath in the sink.
The automatic device will still require some humans to put the ingredients in, but once it’s loaded it can crank out up to 400 burgers per hour. The machine stamps the patties, puts on the toppings (cut fresh to order) and then bags the burger. The company believes the device will pay for itself in just under a year.
Awesome! There ARE jobs that even robots won't do. Apply now for the marketing manager position.
Standing outside the store on the curb during rush hour wearing a sandwich board sign advertisement in sub zero temps while doing a robot dance.