Across the United States, governments are imposing a $15 minimum wage as part of the Fight for $15 initiative. This means that a burger flipper will be earning $15 per hour.
In an effort to push back against the minimum wage, automation is being accelerated and businesses nationwide, and even around the world, are embracing robots and self-serve kiosks to perform the simplest of functions. These will help lower overall labor costs and lead to enhanced productivity and cheaper prices.
Of course, you may be thinking: they can’t possibly replace a burger flipper with a robot. Think again.
In the future (today?), burger flippers will be replaced with robots, and they will be earning $0 an hour as opposed to $15 per hour.
Miso Robotics Flippy Robot is generating headlines with its new kitchen assistant that flips burgers. The robot can also chop vegetables, deep fry foods and plate dishes.
Here is a video taking a look at this newest creation: