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Flippy, the hamburger cooking robot
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Flippy, the hamburger cooking robot

Caliburger, a  fast casual restaurant, in Pasadena, CA, has hired Flippy, the robot, to cook hamburgers. Flippy needs human help to put the burgers on the grill and to put the toppings on hamburgers. Thus, people and robots work side by side. Customers cannot tell that their burgers were cooked by a robot instead of a human.

  • How dangerous is the job of cooking on a grill?
  • How much turnover is there for short-order cooks?
  • Explain why a robot may be better at cooking on a grill than a human.
  • What are the chances that you will work along side a robot?
  • As a manager, would you rather manage humans or robots? Explain.