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Tom TaulliArtificial Intelligence Basicshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5028-0_7

7. Physical Robots

The Ultimate Manifestation of AI
Tom Taulli1 
Monrovia, CA, USA

In the city of Pasadena, I went to CaliBurger for lunch and noticed a crowd of people next to the area where the food was being cooked—which was behind glass. The people were taking photos with their smartphones!

Why? The reason was Flippy, an AI-powered robot that can cook burgers.

I was there at the restaurant with David Zito, the CEO and co-founder of the company Miso Robotics that built the system. “Flippy helps improve the quality of the food because of the consistency and reduces production costs,” he said. “We also built the robot to be in strict compliance ...

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