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Added 20 March, 2018

Autonomous robotic kitchen assistants now flip burgers at California restaurant

Flippy, the world’s first autonomous robotic kitchen assistant is working alongside kitchen staff at Los Angeles' CaliBurger by flipping burger patties and removing them from the grill when cooked to order. Aiming to augment commercial kitchen operations with advanced technology, Miso Robotics developed Miso AI, a cloud-connected learning platform that powers industrial robotic arms. Miso AI combines 3D, thermal and regular vision to automatically detect when raw burger patties are placed on the grill and monitors each one in real-time throughout the cooking process. As the patties cook, Miso AI displays the cooking time on a screen that also alerts kitchen staff when to place cheese on top or when to dress a burger. It also enables Flippy to switch from using a spatula for raw meat and one for cooked meat. In addition, Flippy has the ability to clean spatulas while cooking and to wipe the surface of the grill with a scraper.

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