Robots are being used in fast food restaurants in a variety of ways to perform tasks that were previously done by human workers. Some examples include:
- Order taking: Some fast food chains are using robots to take orders at kiosks or through touchscreens. This can reduce the need for human cashiers and improve the accuracy of orders.
- Food preparation: Some restaurants are using robots to perform tasks such as grilling burgers, frying chicken, and making pizzas. These robots can work quickly and consistently, which can improve efficiency and reduce labor costs.
- Delivery: Some fast food chains are using robots to deliver food to customers. These robots can navigate through busy streets and find their way to customers’ homes using GPS.
- Kitchen automation: Some fast food chains are using robots for tasks like dishwashing, food preparation and packaging.
- Drive-thru: Some chains have implemented AI-based voice recognition and natural language processing to take drive-thru orders.
It’s important to note that robots are not yet capable of replacing all of the tasks performed by human workers in a fast food restaurant.
Robots Replacing Humans
- “Automation is no longer just a problem for those working in manufacturing. Physical labor was replaced by robots; mental labor is going to be replaced by AI and software.” ~Andrew Yang
- “Because salaries are likely to stagnate as minimum-wage hikes will stimulate the use of more robots. Corporate profits will balloon. Labor unions may disappear or be forced to make wholesale changes, as unemployment is likely to rise. And because robots don’t pay taxes, the government must discover additional revenue streams.” ~Gregory Clay
- “Should people be scared about losing their job to automation and artificial intelligence? Instead of being afraid I would say people should put that energy into improving their skillsets so that if their job is lost to automation they are prepared for the next level.” ~Dave Waters
- We’ve all heard the predictions: robots are coming for our jobs. And not just factory work, service jobs, or deliveries–we’re talking white collar jobs as well. One of the industries the World Economic Forum predicts will take a hit across the world’s biggest economies is the legal field. While on the surface it might seem impossible to automate a job that requires problem solving, critical thinking, and persuading judges and juries, when one considers the mountains of paperwork and research involved in lawyering, it’s easier to see where machines might have a leg up, so to speak.” ~Joelle Renstrom