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Robot burger restaurant set to open in San Francisco
    2018-06-27  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

快捷卫生的机器人汉堡餐厅

California-based startup* Creator has built a machine that can cook patties, toast buns, squirt on the sauce and assemble your burger in just five minutes.

It took eight years to develop, but the burger robot is almost ready to make its big debut at the company’s first storefront in San Francisco, according to TechCrunch. Creator expects the storefront to open to the public in September.

In all, the machine, which Creator refers to as a “culinary instrument,” contains 20 computers, 350 sensors and 50 actuators*. A series of vertical* tubes contain stacks of pickles, cheese, tomatoes and onions, among other things. The contraption* is in the center of the restaurant and replaces the traditional counter.

Meat is ground to order for every customer and is sourced from “high-end ingredients*,” according to Bloomberg.

First, the machine slices and toasts the bun, then adds the toppings, seasonings and sauces, and then cooks the patties. A series of paddles in the machine push the burger through the contraption. The burger isn’t touched by human hands until an employee gives it to a customer.

And while the item is made by a high-tech machine and includes high-end ingredients, it still only costs US$6.

Creator founder Alex Vardakostas said he believes the machine can cook burgers and slice vegetables more efficiently than a human can.

It also reduces the chance that the food will get contaminated*. For example, since they’re not assembled by a human, food won’t risk being contaminated by a worker who has a cold.

Few human employees can be spotted at the storefront, aside from the occasional one replacing ingredients.

Additionally, the firm has hired engineers, designers and roboticists from Apple, NASA, Tesla and Disney.

Creator’s robotic burger machine follows similar creations from other startups like Miso Robotics.

Miso Robotics debuted its Flippy burger bot at a restaurant in California earlier this year, but was ultimately forced to put the machine on hiatus* after it couldn’t work fast enough to meet demand.(SD-Agencies)

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