A Literal F-cking Robot Made This Burger & It’s Coming To The Bay Area

Get ready San Francisco - a burger restaurant with robots as chefs is coming next week. Creator, the world’s first robot chef, can do it all from prep work to finishing touches more efficiently than the average person, according to Newsweek. 

“When I started this process eight years ago, there wasn’t the inevitability that this would happen with food. Now not only is it inevitable, but it also produces a much higher quality product,” founder Alex Vardakostas said of the invention, Newsweek reported.

Specialists from Apple, Tesla, NASA and more came together to work on the invention. Newsweek said that Vardakostas’s background in fast food was part of his inspiration. “When you make 400 of the same burger every day, you can’t help but think, ‘How would I make this experience better?’” said Vardakostas.

With 350 sensors, 50 actuators, and 20 computers, Creator takes just five minutes to produce a burger from tart to finish, according to Fortune Magazine. The burger will be on sale for just $6, but Vardakostas stands by the product. “We spend more on our ingredients than any other burger restaurant,” he said.

One major controversy surrounding the new technology is that it’ll push workers out of the service industry. According to Fortune, however, Vardakostas really values the human element of the restaurant industry. Each employee is paid $16 an hour and is pushed to use 5% of their time participating in something that will benefit them in the long run. 

The restaurant’s full launch is set for September 2018, but starting on June 27 they will be open for lunch on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Currently an undergraduate student at American University, Katie is studying Political Science with a minor in Communication Studies. When she has free time, she enjoys visiting art museums and going to concerts. 

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