Flippy The Robot Will Serve You The Perfect Burger… Right Before It Enslaves Humanity

Flippy The Robot Will Serve You The Perfect Burger… Right Before It Enslaves Humanity

OK, robo-grillers aren’t anything new, but they’ve never been this portable or flexible. While Flippy comes with a touchscreen control panel, complete with emergency off button, it appears to need only minimal supervision to go about its business.

If you’re wondering how the bot can determine when a patty, breast or bun should be rotated, it includes a heat-sensing camera, so the food is cooked to thermal perfection. It also has image recognition to pick between different proteins (or breads).

Image: Miso Robotics

Flippy can do more than just, well, flip. According to the Miso Robotics website, the machine can help with frying, prepping and even plating.

Image: Miso Robotics

It has a more functional name, the “Kitchen Assistant”, though if technology keeps going at the rate it is, I can see Flippy snagging a few easy promotions. I mean, with hands like those, it’s fully capable of holding a pen and looking busy — perfect for middle management.

[YouTube, via The Awesomer]