Burger-flipping robot taken offline

Flippy the burger-flipping robot that started work this week in a California restaurant has been forced to take a break because it was too slow.

After just one day at work the robot has been taken offline so it can be upgraded to work faster. Its human helpers are also getting extra training to help the robot keep up with demand.

USA Today reported that the robot was still in place behind the grill at the burger joint but was switched off. A sign said the robot would be “cooking soon” but gave no date for when it would once again be flipping hamburger patties.

The robot is believed to have been given time off because news about it spread widely, and led to more interest and orders than the restaurant could handle.

 

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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Burger-flipping robot taken offline

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