Robots Will Run Restaurant In Future
The restaurant industry has undergone a number of changes over the years. We have seen food being served by people on roller skates. It is nice to take your seat in a cozy restaurant but then the fast food scene has taken over. We get our food in trays or bags to be eaten on the go. Now get ready for yet another massive change, welcome the robots.
This could be a reality with Momentum Machines a San Francisco founded in 1990. Momentum Machines is a small startup which has developed a prototype hamburger-making robot. This will cut down two to three full-time kitchen workers and save fast-food companies up to $90,000 per franchise per year, or $9 billion nationwide.
The Burger Robot can in a matter of minutes grill a beef patty, layer it with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and onions, marry it with a bun and wrap it up to go.
Increase in the labour cost and more and food joints wanting to cut down on operational costs are beginning to move away from human labor.
Robots are working as per the desired results expected, as they are getting more and more sophisticated every day. Experts feel over the next 20 years nearly every restaurant job once held by humans could get passed on to robots.
Co-founder Alexandros Vardakostas said “Our device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient. It’s meant to completely obviate them.”
Rebecca Chesney, research and partnerships manager at the Institute for the Future, talking to the media said “A lot of what’s done in restaurants is already automated. Today’s robotics can actually mimic human gestures that you’d need for cooking, for instance, way more than they could years ago.”