The Washington Post’s Laura Reiley and Lee Powell visited the Miso Innovation Lab in Pasadena, CA:
Meet Flippy, Sippy and Chippy, the newest technology stepping in to address a protracted labor crunch in food service
And then, having learned the ropes, he began to work, focusing exclusively on the fry station, dropping baskets of seasoned curly fries and stuffed jalapeños into vats of oil, eagle-eyeing when they were perfectly golden. He doesn’t take breaks, never shirks when the boss isn’t looking, won’t call out sick or lean heavy on the company health insurance. But that doesn’t mean he comes cheap. Flippy the Robot cost $50 million to develop, and cost Jack in the Box about $5,000 for installation and $3,500 per month for rental.