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Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2018 08:13 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 03/06/2018 08:13 AM
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Flippy, the World’s First Autonomous Robotic Kitchen Assistant, Now Cooks Burgers at CaliBurger in Pasadena, California

Pasadena, CA...Miso Robotics, the leading robotics and artificial intelligence solutions company, announced the public debut of ‘Flippy,’ the world’s first autonomous robotic kitchen assistant. Flippy will begin working alongside kitchen staff at CaliBurger’s Pasadena, California location during lunchtime by flipping burger patties and removing them from the grill when cooked to order.

“Our team poured their hearts into getting Flippy ready to cook for people and I’m so proud of the grit we displayed to accomplish this in record time.”

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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.

“I couldn’t be more proud of my incredibly talented team for their hard work in bringing Flippy to life and we are just getting started,” said David Zito, co-founder and chief executive officer of Miso Robotics. “Our mission is to improve working conditions of chefs and line cooks with assistants, not replace them. Anyone who’s ever worked in a restaurant knows how hard the work is and the value of extra hands and that’s exactly what we built.”

Miso Robotics understands the many challenges restaurants face, including turnover rate and increasing demand for prepared foods. In 2016, the team partnered with CaliBurger, Cali Group’s restaurant operating division, to develop a cost-effective and highly efficient solution leveraging their expertise in robotics and artificial intelligence. This resulted in the concept for Flippy, which was specifically designed to operate in an existing commercial kitchen layout and to serve alongside kitchen staff to safely and efficiently fulfill a variety of cooking tasks.

John Miller, chairman of Cali Group, added, “The deployment of Flippy in CaliBurger restaurants represents a major milestone in helping our staff produce mouthwatering burgers more consistently and in a timely manner. The ease of integration into our existing kitchen lines will also allow us to quickly install Flippy in more locations nationwide.”

“I can’t think of anything more rewarding than working on something so challenging that also has the potential to be impactful,” said Dr. Ryan Sinnet, co-founder and chief technology officer of Miso Robotics. “Our team poured their hearts into getting Flippy ready to cook for people and I’m so proud of the grit we displayed to accomplish this in record time.”

For more information on when Flippy will be operating, visit CaliBurger’s Pasadena website.

Editors Notes: Miso Robotics Media Kit with video and images available here.

About Miso Robotics

Miso Robotics ( is revolutionizing the restaurant and prepared food industries with innovative robotics and artificial intelligence AI solutions. Miso was founded with a mission to leverage AI technology to help chefs cook food perfectly and consistently and enable restaurants to increase labor productivity, reduce costs and drive profitability while improving the overall dining experience. Miso employs a respected team of roboticists, engineers and industrial designers from Caltech, Cornell, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Art Center and UNC Chapel Hill.

About Cali Group

Cali Group is a holding company that comprises CaliBurger, a global restaurant chain, and its affiliated technology companies. Cali Group's C-Vision platform ties together the various software products developed by its affiliated companies to enable the entire restaurant to be controlled from one operating system run on a tablet. Cali Group uses its CaliBurger restaurant chain to demonstrate proof of concept and lead the commercial adoption of the C-Vision platform.

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The Fight for $15
Posted on: 2018-03-06 08:39:50   By: Anonymous
The Fight for $15 just got fried.

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    Re: The Fight for $15
    Posted on: 2018-03-06 09:06:18   By: Anonymous
    Where will the Mexicans in Angels work?

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    Re: The Fight for $15
    Posted on: 2018-03-06 09:29:11   By: Anonymous
    Haha so true

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    Re: The Fight for $15
    Posted on: 2018-03-06 11:30:52   By: Anonymous
    This is just a small example of jobs being replaced by machines. Its not the $15/hour job that is being replaced. It is the worker whose tasks are repetitive and predictable. I could walk down the streets of most towns and look at all the jobs that are being replaced: from sales people and cashiers to teachers and lawyers. Consider Amazon's pilot grocery store in Seattle or the hotel in Tokyo where human beings have been replaced almost entirely by machines. Skechers opened a massive new warehouse in SoCal that is almost void of the thousand or so workers it normally would have hired. How about the driverless trucks being field tested in Nevada.

    This isn't about Mexicans or Caucasians. This about whether machines will replace most workers. There is a question of whether we need a middle class anymore -- just a technical and financial elite and some low level moochers to do the minor work. It is also what is behind the growth of elite cities like SF and NY and the decline of middle America. The jobs in America first went overseas, but now they are coming back to be done by robots. And there is nothing Trump can do about this -- making America great for robots. Everyone else? Most of us have no place in the kind of future that is currently being constructed.

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      Re: The Fight for $15
      Posted on: 2018-03-06 22:03:36   By: Anonymous
      Scratch a beana burger!

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      Re: The Fight for $15
      Posted on: 2018-03-06 22:05:30   By: Anonymous
      Remember, Tuesday is Soylent Green day!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-06 09:43:38   By: Anonymous
You can get an illegal alien to flip burgers for a lot less money. Don't believe it? Just look behind the counter at any fast food place, especially in SoCal, the Bay Area, or the Central Valley. Doing the jobs Americans won't do because Americans can kick back and enjoy the welfare "hammock".

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-06 11:34:48   By: Anonymous
Lots of "illegal workers" jokes to come. But remember, this is just a programming change to take half the jobs from Cal Trans workers and other blue collar jobs. If they put a red Trump hat on it, will that make you feel better?

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    Posted on: 2018-03-06 18:46:38   By: Anonymous

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