1. Watch the video of how the mechanical robot arm Flippy is used in the restaurant chains
2. Important conclusions and future conversations
- Restaurants are currently having trouble hiring staff.
- From their pre-pandemic levels, American restaurants have lost more than 560,000 jobs, or 4.6% of their workforce.
- Robots might be able to partially replace up to 82% of restaurant jobs.
- Fast food chains in the US might save over $12 billion annually on labor costs through automation.
- What advantages will there be besides cost savings?
- Jobs become simpler, safer, and employees are able to interact with customers more.
- Implementation: Realizing that workers won’t be replaced by machines in a single night.
- Technical perspectives on design, implementation, and service exist.
- Automation costs and business model: In this instance, MISO bills restaurants:
- According to Miso’s “robot as a service” business model, Flippy 2 costs eateries roughly $3,500 each month.
- For installation, the business levies an extra price of roughly $10,000.
- Contrast this with the $12.07 per hour median wage for fast food employees in the US.