- Earlier this month, the fast food chain White Castle announced it would begin using an autonomous fry cook robot, called Flippy, to reduce human contact in its restaurants.
- The move is meant to reduce human contact with food amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Flippy will start flipping patties at a White Castle in Chicago sometime this fall.
Robots and self-driving cars have been the secret heroes of the coronavirus outbreak, and now they could soon be cooking our food, too.
In mid-July, White Castle—the oldest hamburger restaurant in the U.S.—announced that it’s partnering with Miso Robotics, a Pasadena, California-based industrial automation company, to create a robot that will serve up hamburgers. Named Flippy, this robot will begin preparing patties and dunking fries into hot vats of oil sometime this fall.
Despite this being Flippy’s first official fast food rodeo, the autonomous robot already has