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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

More Fast Food Robotics

Have seen several food oriented robotics demonstrations lately. 

Why Restaurant Chains Are Investing in Robots and What It Means for Workers

CNBC, Amelia Lucas, December 27, 2022

This year brought a flurry of automation announcements in the restaurant industry, as it copes with staff shortages and higher labor costs. Automation solution providers say that robots are more consistent than overworked employees, and that artificial intelligence can improve the drive-thru process. Experts, however, say it will be years before robots pay off for companies or take the place of workers. More than a year and a half ago, McDonald's began testing software that could take drive-thru orders. At about two dozen test restaurants, the voice-ordering software had an accuracy in the low 80% range, well below the target of 95%. ... '

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