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THE WORLD'S FIRST ROBOTIC KITCHEN
Moley has created the world's first robotic kitchen. Featuring an advanced, fully functional robot integrated into a beautifully designed, professional kitchen, it cooks with the skill and flair of a master chef. The prototype was premiered to widespread acclaim at Hanover Messe, the international robotics show.
The consumer version set for launch in 2017 will be supported by an iTunes' style library of recipes.
originally posted by: Aazadan
originally posted by: Edumakated
This is what happens when you try to force businesses to pay wages higher than what the market demands. In that article, it says each kiosk cost about $15k. If you are a restaurant owner, the return on investment is a no brainer. You could recoup your initial investment in less than a year.
Businesses were going to move to kiosks anyways, it's been in the works for years. It has nothing to do with a push for $15/hour. Even at the current minimum wage, they're much more economical.
originally posted by: MyHappyDogShiner
a reply to: Sillyolme
The robot part was the ordering system.
originally posted by: soficrow
a reply to: Ohanka
Yes, I agree. Older people resist automation. Young ones not so much.
I remember the push on Automated Teller Machines - I moved to Canada around 1980 when the Toronto Dominion Bank had just rebranded their ATM as the "Green Machine." A friend working in the banking industry was very involved in the transition to ATM's around the world - she was always travelling internationally for conferences about the "ATM Transition Strategy."
Long story short - bankers started the transition to ATM's around the end of the 1960's and knew it would take a full generation (human) for complete penetration. They planned on it. As far as I can tell, they were right about the timeline.
This time around, I doubt it will take any where near that long.
originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: butcherguy
Like I said, you have no idea how that "teenyboppers" day was going. She could have just been screamed at by an unruly customer, or an asshole boss, or dealing with a death in her family, or any number of situations, and while trying to maintain focus on doing her job was mentally distracted by it. She got the order right, so she was paying enough attention to the part that matters.
I guess some people will just look for any fault in a teen at a fast food joint no matter how trivial it is.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: soficrow
I'm dying to get a roomba robot vacuum.. I don't know how long they hold a charge and my living room alone is 16 X 30. It would probably run out before it did one room. And there's 13 pieces of furniture to maneuver around in there.
Smart vacuum market heats up
Services robots outsold TVs in the Nov 11 online shopping festival
"It works beyond my expectations. The smart vacuum cleaner can not only pick up debris under the sofa, but also map the best routes to do cleaning," Zeng said. "It is not a toy, but a real helping hand."
He bought the Deebot, as the product is called, from the Suzhou-based Ecovacs Robotics Co, in September.
When its battery is about to die, Deebot DT85G, priced at 1,200 yuan ($170), can also find the charging base station and recharge itself.
...According to the International Federation of Robotics, the global sales of privately used service robots will increase to around 35 million units by 2018, and household robots will be right at the top of the future shopping lists of more consumers.
..."The global household robots market is growing about 25 percent annually, but in China, the growth rate is close to 70 or 100 percent," said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot.
The firm launched a China-customized product in September. Starting at 1,999 yuan, the Braava jet mopping robot can mop hard floors to remove dust and stains.
...Last year, Ecovacs unveiled UNIBOT, a robot that can clean floors, control home appliances, surveil households and clean air.
Executive Summary World Robotics 2016 Service Robots
The total number of professional service robots sold in 2015 rose considerably by 25% to 41,060 units up from 32,939 in 2014. The sales value increased by 14% to US$ 4.6 billion. Since 1998, a total of about 220,000 service robots for professional use have been counted in these statistics. It is not possible to estimate how many of these robots are still in operation due to the diversity of these products resulting in varying utilization times. Some robots (e.g. underwater robots) might be more than 10 years in operation (compared to an average life time of 12 years in industrial robotics). Others like defence robots may only serve for a short time.
The complete Executive Summary of World Robotics 2016 Service Robots is downloadable as pdf.