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(Geekologie)   Time to amend your Christmas lists - a burger-making robot has been invented   (geekologie.com) divider line 31
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2012-12-06 11:11:23 AM
Then what is the female going to do?
 
2012-12-06 11:46:19 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Then what is the female going to do?


Bring you a beer?
 
2012-12-06 12:04:54 PM
Commodity burgers. Yum.
 
2012-12-06 12:12:46 PM
So somebody has finally watched that particular Spongbob Squarepants episode...
 
2012-12-06 12:26:56 PM

Wake me up when they make this...

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2012-12-06 12:34:24 PM
They took our jerbs!!
 
2012-12-06 01:05:54 PM
"Burger robot can crank out 360 bph (burgers per hour)"

- good for single 'merikuns but what about those with families to feed?
 
2012-12-06 01:17:03 PM

oldfarthenry: "Burger robot can crank out 360 bph (burgers per hour)"

- good for single 'merikuns but what about those with families to feed?


I'm picturing Homer and the donut force feeding machine. Surely someone can manage a burger every ten seconds?
 
2012-12-06 01:29:51 PM
The Burger Blaster 9000?

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2012-12-06 01:35:58 PM
Great. There go even more jobs!
 
2012-12-06 01:38:34 PM

doczoidberg: Great. There go even more jobs!


"The burgers of the future will not be made in kitchens or by hand. They will be made in space, or possibly in assembly lines. In either case, most of the actual cooking will be done by small robots. And as you go forth today remember always your duty is clear: To build and maintain those robots."
 
2012-12-06 01:50:38 PM
Someone has to maintain it and clean it to health code standards. Also, food doesn't really come in ready-to-manufacture shapes. This thing is going to be messy and create lots of waste. I'd wager it might cut kitchen staff in half IF it can function as advertised. It won't eliminate everyone though.
 
2012-12-06 02:05:47 PM
I was hoping it would be the robot servant from Rocky IV.
 
2012-12-06 02:06:12 PM

Flint Ironstag: oldfarthenry: "Burger robot can crank out 360 bph (burgers per hour)"

- good for single 'merikuns but what about those with families to feed?

I'm picturing Homer and the donut force feeding machine. Surely someone can manage a burger every ten seconds?


The J Wellington Wimpymotron can.
 
2012-12-06 02:24:39 PM

Theaetetus: doczoidberg: Great. There go even more jobs!

"The burgers of the future will not be made in kitchens or by hand. They will be made in space, or possibly in assembly lines. In either case, most of the actual cooking will be done by small robots. And as you go forth today remember always your duty is clear: To build and maintain those robots."


Ashes from the past for burgers of the future!
 
2012-12-06 02:29:40 PM

dillenger69: Someone has to maintain it and clean it to health code standards. Also, food doesn't really come in ready-to-manufacture shapes. This thing is going to be messy and create lots of waste. I'd wager it might cut kitchen staff in half IF it can function as advertised. It won't eliminate everyone though.


The first iteration is full of cracks and crevices, but after a good chunk of investment you can make it with fewer parts and therefore fewer places to clean. That chain drive is gonna have to go, and that bun would have my dad throwing the burger at the crew yelling "stop serving burnt food". But this rig has potential for few locations immediately, it's going to require highly trained maintenance compared to the HS dropout level burger flipper.

In hard to access locations, like oil rigs or mining camps, with limited staffing you couldn't volume justify the machine because that one cleaner could be the chef instead. In really high volume locations the serial production process won't keep up with a large cook top.

Burger King's flame broiler was the ancestor to this machine, and was a good level of automation. Regular broiling actually takes skill and attention and the chain driven broiler took a skill out of the kitchen.
 
2012-12-06 02:34:02 PM
It was only a matter of time before even the most mundane food service tasks were automated.

Now, when does the price come down to the point where it replaces an actual human as more cost effective?
 
2012-12-06 02:40:15 PM
Wow... new low for fark.

A blog
That references a blog
That references the actual product page.
 
2012-12-06 02:40:53 PM

dillenger69: Someone has to maintain it and clean it to health code standards. Also, food doesn't really come in ready-to-manufacture shapes. This thing is going to be messy and create lots of waste. I'd wager it might cut kitchen staff in half IF it can function as advertised. It won't eliminate everyone though.


No, but the parts that make up the food delivered to a fast food restaurant do.

The only thing that required a lot of prep at the BK I worked at in college was tomatoes. Everything else came presliced or preformed, all you had to do was dump it into a container, then assemble the burger.

The same person that keeps the machine stocked with the ingredients, making adjustments as necessary, occasional calibrations, that sort of thing could also do the minimal food prep like slicing the tomatoes(which was a really easy task, core, put in the slicer, push, you have a sliced tomato)
 
2012-12-06 02:43:23 PM

Honest Bender: Wow... new low for fark.

A blog
That references a blog
That references the actual product page.


Well hell, the damn thing slices tomatoes and forms the patties for you too! Modifying it to accept preformed and frozen patties won't be that difficult.
 
2012-12-06 02:51:55 PM
Great.

First we all lost our jobs and had to take McJobs at much lower pay. So now of course they want to take those jobs away from us so that the obscenely rich can get even richer.

Eventually, 1/10 of 1 percent of us will own everything, and the rest of us will be like so much grease for the giant mechanical death robots that they'll use to oppress us.
 
2012-12-06 03:09:56 PM
Now what are you guy's going to do with those Liberal Arts degree's?
 
2012-12-06 03:31:45 PM

AbiNormal: Now what are you guy's going to do with those Liberal Arts degree's?


Manage your retarded ass.
 
2012-12-06 03:41:50 PM
Of course, the Burgeon doesn't appear to account for the human skill of actually creating a "tasty" burger, but the company claims that the machine can stamp out beef patties, grill the meat, toast the buns, and even apply pickles, tomatoes, and condiments.

So it's a replacement for assembly line fast food burgers but I wouldn't actually want one in my home if I'm halfway decent at making burgers.
 
2012-12-06 03:57:11 PM
I've often thought of creating a nearly-fully automated burger joint. You order at your table, can customize down to the pattern of the mustard, and can store your orders for later use. I imagine health code bullshiat would make it too much trouble to be fun. Not that the burgertron 3000 isn't 10x cleaner than the guy operating the fryolater at your local dive.
 
2012-12-06 03:58:34 PM

Theaetetus: doczoidberg: Great. There go even more jobs!

"The burgers of the future will not be made in kitchens or by hand. They will be made in space, or possibly in assembly lines. In either case, most of the actual cooking will be done by small robots. And as you go forth today remember always your duty is clear: To build and maintain those robots."


If the burgers of the future are made in space, I don't except robots to cook them at all. I expect the heat from reentry to do that.
 
2012-12-06 04:26:29 PM
from a linked article in the article:

Future versions of the Burgeon will be designed to reduce the burger-making time down to 10 seconds per burger.

i don't really want to know how to cook a burger in 10 seconds. sounds like the burger will be cooked a long time before.
 
2012-12-06 04:30:03 PM
So we replace 400k burger flipper level jobs with machines, does it take 400k burger flipper skill level people to build and service these machines? I dont think so.

Were running out of work for people to do, weve gotten too efficient, its like the jetsons, go to work and push a button for an hour a day two days a week, thatd be great if it didnt take 60+ hours a week of work to support a family nowadays. What do we do when weve automated and outsourced all the jobs besides designing the automation, which will of course be built and serviced by machines. Do we just give everybody a big tv, an xbox, enough booze and weed to keep em docile and a check for food every month?

/actually thatd be pretty sweet
 
2012-12-06 04:49:49 PM

Cyno01: So we replace 400k burger flipper level jobs with machines, does it take 400k burger flipper skill level people to build and service these machines? I dont think so.

Were running out of work for people to do


No. There is not a finite amount of work to be done; we're freeing up people to do more interesting work. When you get down to it, flipping a burger for 8 hrs a day is a waste of a human. Of course to actually work out in the long run, it would require educational resources to grow to meet broader demand while dropping in cost on account of it becoming the status quo rather than "advanced" schooling.
 
2012-12-06 05:19:00 PM

Cyno01: So we replace 400k burger flipper level jobs with machines, does it take 400k burger flipper skill level people to build and service these machines? I dont think so.

Were running out of work for people to do, weve gotten too efficient, its like the jetsons, go to work and push a button for an hour a day two days a week, thatd be great if it didnt take 60+ hours a week of work to support a family nowadays. What do we do when weve automated and outsourced all the jobs besides designing the automation, which will of course be built and serviced by machines. Do we just give everybody a big tv, an xbox, enough booze and weed to keep em docile and a check for food every month?

/actually thatd be pretty sweet


Nah, we just break them up for body parts and Soylent Green to feed the rest.
 
2012-12-07 01:40:29 AM

Theaetetus: doczoidberg: Great. There go even more jobs!

"The burgers of the future will not be made in kitchens or by hand. They will be made in space, or possibly in assembly lines. In either case, most of the actual cooking will be done by small robots. And as you go forth today remember always your duty is clear: To build and maintain those robots."


From what issue of Popular Science did you get that?
 
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