Liberals Demand $15 Minimum Wage But Look At What This Burger Machine Does…

 

All those demands for a $15 an hour minimum wage and look what happens? You guessed it! A robot-powered burger joint is coming to San Francisco.  In 2012, robotics start-up company Momentum Machines debuted a machine that could make 400 made-to-order hamburgers in an hour.  And I bet they don’t forget to hold the onion on mine either…

The robot is considered fully autonomous , meaning it’s capable of slicing toppings, grilling patties, assembly, bagging, and delivery of the burger without any human assistance.  In January of this year, the company applied for a building permit to convert retail space in a SoMa neighborhood into a restaurant to launch their innovative technology.

A burger made with Momentum Machines technology. Momentum Machines / The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania

A burger made with Momentum Machines technology. Momentum Machines / The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania

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According to a job posting on Craig’s list, Momentum Machines is looking for a self-motivated, conscientious applicant to take on the role of “restaurant generalist” at the restaurant.

It describes the ideal candidate as “autonomous,” which seems about right since future robotic coworkers will also be quite autonomous.  But just because robots make the food doesn’t mean there isn’t human-worthy work to be done.

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“[You will] learn to do everything that’s part of running a restaurant in San Francisco,” the ad explains. That includes taking customers’ orders, scheduling shifts, and occasionally taking out the trash and tidying up.

The role will also challenge the applicant to “pick up some new skills that aren’t part of typical restaurant work,” such as software troubleshooting, market research, and product development.

The word “robot” is not mentioned in the job posting.

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Momentum Machines prototype allows every part of the burger to be customized from temperature and cook time, condiments added, the thickness of patties, and on down the line.  “The burgers sold at 680 Folsom will be fresh-ground and grilled to order, served on toasted brioche, and accented by an infinitely personalizable variety of fresh produce, seasonings, and sauces,” according to the Craiglist ad.

“The burgers sold at 680 Folsom will be fresh-ground and grilled to order, served on toasted brioche, and accented by an infinitely personalizable variety of fresh produce, seasonings, and sauces,” according to the Craiglist ad.

This machine could replace between two and three full-time line cooks, realizing a potential savings for a fast food restaurant of up to $90,000 a year in training, salaries, and overhead according to Xconomy after they saw the prototype in action.

I hate to say we told you so to all of those people screaming for $15.00 an hour minimum wage for entry level, unskilled labor jobs.  They are entry level for a reason because that is where one starts and you work up from there.  They are also unskilled labor meaning anyone can do the job — and the technology industry is making that abundantly clear.  If labor is too high? The market will find an innovative and more technologically efficient means to replace you.  Its why skilled labor is a valuable asset and there is indeed a shortage.

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H/T – TechInsider

By Sassy Liberty  AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

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