Miso Robotics’ Flippy is a “kitchen assistant” robot that can grill, flip, prep, fry, and plate food.
“We focus on using AI and automation to solve the high pain points in restaurants and food prep,” says Flippy CEO David Zito. “That’s the dull, dirty and dangerous work around the grill, the fryer, and other prep work like chopping onions. The idea is to help restaurants improve food quality and safety without requiring a major kitchen redesign.”
And what of those millions of people who flip burgers to make ends meet?
“Tasting food and creating recipes will always be the purview of a chef,” says Flippy CEO David Zito. “And restaurants are gathering places where we go to interact with each other. Humans will always play a very critical role in the hospitality side of the business given the social aspects of food. We just don’t know what the new roles will be yet in the industry.”
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