‘Flippy’ flops: Burger-cooking robot
In this day and age of over population and unemployment, why are we constantly looking for ways to employ even less people.
Certainly doesn't bode well for the future.
You know why Yelta... to make income inequality even worse than it already is!
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So don't buy their burgers.
I'll bet there are many advantages to a robot flipping burgers though, I would bet it is more sanitary than a human for instance, also probably more consistent.
I don't know if it bodes well for the future or not.
I love robotics and new technology.
It certainly is a change in what they do...3 burgers per minute eh?...Fair enough...It will be good to see what happens when they come into production and something goes wrong with them, or something different needs to be made apart from the standard burger, plus I would think there are a few safety concerns about people working so close to robots, but flipping and stacking 3 burgers a minute seems like a handy machine to have...
Technology throughout the industrial age certainly has changed working conditions... I remember seeing a doco on Henry Ford...A tyrant...And if you could imagine the working conditions those poor people worked under with someone like him at the helm...Well...let's say it wasn't pretty for many of his workers...
As time went on though, the introduction of the production line and the many advances in producing automobiles, it is clear the conditions for workers are infinitely better...And it is made better through the introduction of technology including all types of robots...Actually we can thank the motor industry for developing new technologies used in other applications apart from cars as well.
I heard a funny story about the robots they installed at the new Adelaide hospital...Weather or not it is true, I don't know but it sounds likely...They are causing a bit of havoc there with one picking up the dirty laundry and dumping it in the kitchen...That made me laugh...
Last edited by bigdaddy; 12th March 2018 at 02:48 PM.