- Flippy is built by Miso Robotics, and can fry food, flip burgers, and more. It's already used in stadiums, venues, and restaurants like the Dodger Stadium.
- The White Castle and Miso collaboration has been in the works for a year, but the pandemic sped up the fast-food chain's push for automation due to delivery demand and a move toward contactless cooking.
- White Castle's vice president, Jamie Richardson, told Business Insider that Flippy won't replace human employees. Instead, Richardson said that Flippy will free up time for employees to focus on fulfilling delivery orders.
- To see Flippy in action, watch the video below.
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The robotic fry cook is no longer science fiction.
White Castle plans on testing a new robotic chef named Flippy in its kitchens starting September, the chain announced on Tuesday in a press release emailed to Business Insider. Flippy Robot-on-a-Rail, or ROAR, is built by Miso Robotics and can move from workstation to workstation to fry food, flip burgers, and more. Flippy also learns from its surroundings to become more accurate and efficient.