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Posted: Nov 21, 2012
World's first kitchen-free, robot-run fast-food restaurant
(Nanowerk News) Designed to be the restaurant of the future, there will be no waiting lines and fewer health hazards—as the mechanical staff do not have to touch the food—at these fast-food outlets that seem right out of a sci-fi movie.
Not only will service at these restaurants be faster, cleaner and more pleasant, the food would also be of gourmet quality—custom meat grinds for every single customer is also in the plans.
Momentum Machines – the minds behind the burger maker — have expressed plans to create their own “smart restaurant” chain, serving burgers made by their own cooking robots. According to the company’s site, the technology will provide “the means for the next generation of restaurant design and operation.”
Capable of producing about 360 hamburgers per hour, is this human-free eating place a glimpse of a brave new world in the food industry, or the beginning of a robot takeover?