Here’s What Your $15/Hour Wage Demand Gets You: a Burger-Flipping Robot

They asked for this.

Meet Flippy: a new burger-flipping robot that can simultaneously cook beef and chicken to the perfect degree of doneness on a grill, help with the assembly of the final product, is fully adaptable to its surroundings thanks to its computer vision, and will never complain about needing a break. This is the answer to the $15 per hour wage demanders.

Made by Miso Robotics, Flippy is currently in the demo stage but is already cooking at Caliburger in Pasadena, California and scheduled to be installed in 50 other Caliburger restaurants starting in 2019, according to News Atlas.

CEO David Zito said:

“Much like self-driving vehicles, our system continuously learns from its experiences to improve over time. Though we are starting with the relatively 'simple' task of cooking burgers, our proprietary AI software allows our kitchen assistants to be adaptable and therefore can be trained to help with almost any dull, dirty or dangerous task in a commercial kitchen — whether it's frying chicken, cutting vegetables, or final plating."

Here’s Flippy in action:

As the push for higher minimum wages rallies Democrats across the nation, companies are already seeing a need to replace low-skilled workers with artificial intelligence to stay in business. As TruthRevolt's Tiffany Gabbay reported last month, Wendy’s is installing self-service kiosks at 1,000 of its locations in 2017 due to these demands.

Former McDonald’s CEO Ed Rensi said the fast-food giant is also rolling out automated kiosks as job-replacing technology is the next solution to rising labor costs. Rensi has a very simple message to the unions and others who support the Fight for $15: “I told you so.”

“It brings me no joy to write these words,” Rensi wrote in an op-ed for Forbes. “The push for a $15 starter wage has negatively impacted the career prospects of employees who were just getting started in the workforce while extinguishing the businesses that employed them. I wish it were not so. But it’s important to document these consequences, lest policymakers elsewhere decide that the $15 movement is worth embracing.”

Yes, they're taking our jobs. Thanks, Dems.

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