Burger Flippers verses Momentum Machine: Who will win?

Will Minimum Wage Protesters Order Fries From Their Burger-Flipping Robot Replacements? Excerpt:

The Momentum Machines website is low-key right now, but that may have something to do with high-profile arguments in the press and protests in the streets demanding that fast-food chains pay workers $15 an hour to do the job the company's robots are designed to fill. Even before those placard-wielders decided to raise their costs in terms of dollars and grief, the San Francisco-based start-up announced that they were obsolete.
Comment: Image capture from Fast Food Robot Builds The Perfect Burger. Momentum Machines website. Johnny Cash's "The Legend Of John Henry's Hammer" comes to mind: "I'll die with my hammer in my hand, but I'll be laughing, cuz you can't replace a steel driven man". But I'm guessing that MM will beat the flipper!


  1. Now watch for the creation of the fast-food workers union. They'll lobby lawmakers to mandate fast food restaurants continue to employee a minimum number of people, or something of the like.

  2. Tobin, I think they've already got that. But that said, the variability of fat in burgers makes it pretty necessary to adjust the cooking--I'm thinking at least a skilled cook can beat the machine.

    1. You really think McDonalds frozen slabs of meat vary that much? :)

    2. Actually, I think they've had a mechanized burger-flipper for years. Doesn't damage the....lack of taste....they've got.


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