Ladle robots rush to the rescue. Turn the cutlets over, prepare a drink and let colleagues rest

San Diego restaurant chain hires robotic employees Flappy and Slappy will help make sure that nothing burns down and relieve the kitchen workers.

The Jack in the Box fast food restaurant chain in San Diego took up testing unusual chefs. The management decided to dilute the human team with assistant robots. Cyber ​​novices are like a mechanical hand that performs certain tasks. However, Flappy 2 and Slappy don’t cut corners. They are also dressed in a chef’s uniform, and even more living colleagues work.

Flappy 2 is able to determine the type of food and the degree of its readiness. If the burger patty has not yet reached, the robot will turn it over in time and send it to the chefs, who will make a full-fledged burger out of it. After that, the assistant will throw the snacks into deep-fryer or shake them out according to the degree of readiness. Slappy isn’t that smart yet, but he does his best to help. His task is to prepare a delicious drink and bring it to the distribution.


The artificial intelligence of the robots is tuned to recognize the types of food and cook it. However, the technology is not yet ready to fully replace people. Flappy and Slappy still mess up when it comes to doneness. Nevertheless, they give a tangible relief in the work. According to the estimates of the restaurateur, Flappy 2 works out up to 60 baskets of snacks per hour. This allows live colleagues to relax a bit.

New employees are in the testing phase. Despite this, the restaurant gives them a full load in order to understand how long the “iron” interns last. Some employees fear that such prototypes could crowd out the human workforce. So far, there are no prerequisites for this. The development needs constant monitoring, and its functionality is not so great as to replace real chefs.

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