News – “Walmart tests ‘Flippy’ the robot cook to help out in its in-store delis”

dailymail.co.uk –  An autonomous, burger-flipping robot could soon greet you from behind the deli counter at Walmart.

That’s if the robotic kitchen assistant, named ‘Flippy,’ passes the test at Walmart’s Bentonville, Arkansas headquarters. 

Depending on how it the trial goes, Flippy could be put to work at the retail giant’s delis, according to Yahoo Finance

Scroll down for video

A robot could soon greet you from behind the deli counter at Walmart. That's if the robotic kitchen assistant, named 'Flippy,' passes the test at Walmart's Arkansas headquarters

A robot could soon greet you from behind the deli counter at Walmart. That’s if the robotic kitchen assistant, named ‘Flippy,’ passes the test at Walmart’s Arkansas headquarters

Flippy, created by robotics firm Miso Robotics, has experience in several other kitchens, including, most notably, a short stint flipping burgers at a CaliBurger restaurant in Pasadena. 

The robot was later fired from the job after just one day, with CaliBurger said it was too slow to keep up with the crowds.

Now, Flippy is getting a second chance in front of the fryers at Walmart. 

Flippy would most likely take over some menial tasks inside the deli. 

Look I’ve let it be known what side of the fence i’m on when it comes to the robotics movement many times on this blog…I watch waaaaaaay to much Black Mirror not to be terrified by this. I fist pumped when I found out Flippy got laid off by Cali Burger and I can only hope the same happens with Walmart 

Actually never mind just let him work the kitchen there, because now that I think about it Flippy might be one more firing away from going full sentient and starting the I,Robot movement

Advertisements

Leave a Reply