Robot restaurants won’t take your job and food will be better

  • Published on:  7/7/2018
  • Robot restaurants are popping up all over downtown San Francisco, as a futuristic option for people to grab fast food for cheap. The latest example is Creator, a robotic restaurant that specializes in making gourmet hamburgers with their all-in-one burger robots. We went behind-the-scenes of their appointment-only smart kitchen to learn more about how robots could be the future of food in urban cities.Subscribe: The Verge on Facebook: on Twitter: on Instagram: More: http://www.theverge.comCommunity guidelines: to Verge Science on YouTube, a new home base for our explorations into the future of science:


  • The Verge
    The Verge  a years ago+969

    Would you trust a robot to make you a meal?

  • Ethan Mulcahy
    Ethan Mulcahy 11 months ago+578

    But machines don’t wash their hands after they use the restroom.

  • Angel Blkraptor
    Angel Blkraptor 11 months ago+34

    "Welcome to Robo-Burger. Your meal is mathematically correct."

  • dana ahmed
    dana ahmed 3 months ago+172

    So living is expensive in SF for the restaurant workers so we helped them by getting rid of them lol

  • Nightcore Studios
    Nightcore Studios a years ago+173

    SpongeBob will be so mad about this.

  • Mark
    Mark a years ago+696

    Reporter: I'm not a food expert so i asked this other person who is also obviously not a food expert
    Other person: Ya the burger is meaty

  • David Caplice
    David Caplice 6 months ago+68

    "Robot restaurants won't take your job", proceeds to try to justify robot restaurants as minimum wage is rising.

  • Lakshay Singhal
    Lakshay Singhal 6 months ago+34

    Problem - Chefs are barely making rent
    Solution - Let’s find a way to eliminate their jobs

  • Dillon Strong
    Dillon Strong 4 months ago+19

    130 burgers an hour isnt that much if you have cooked at a fast food restaurant before

  • dbsirius
    dbsirius a years ago+74

    "Your job is to keep the robot happy."

  • Sky NightZ
    Sky NightZ 5 months ago+107

    Well it will take your job lol. I used to work at mcdonalds. Before they rolled out the kiosk's we would have on avg 6 people on tills. Now there is 1 person. Why, because kiosks take peoples orders better than people do. And it's cheaper.
    Just say it will take your job, because it will.

  • Z Stone
    Z Stone 5 months ago+40

    That's not true, about people not touching your food. They may not be touching the 'finished product,' but how do you think all the ingredients got into the machine in the first place, by magic? Hahaa!

  • Fouzan Md
    Fouzan Md 5 months ago

    the CEO looks similar to Alex Clark (animator/Youtuber)

  • elvancor
    elvancor 6 months ago+14

    If a robot is built to do something humans were doing before, it's literally taking their job. They may switch to other jobs that have to do with maintaining the robot - but these jobs are often fewer in number or require different qualification, or require less qualification which means less pay, or offer no career prospects. A burger robot is just another tool of corporate greed, and I feel insulted by this channel trying to tell me otherwise.
    All would be nice and fine if we let robots do the work and enjoyed our free time - if we didn't have to work something, anything, for 40h a week to be entitled to food and shelter. We'd have to get the politics in place to prepare for this automated utopia, but that's not going to happen. What's going to happen is poverty, unemployment and the psychopaths hoarding a lot of money hoarding even more.

  • Ram Annepu
    Ram Annepu 6 months ago+7

    Things not covered in the video
    Accessibility to clean those machines
    Cost of maintaining these machines
    Down time of these machines
    How reliable are they
    Power consumed
    Number of skilled labour needed to handle these machines
    Also versatility of these robos
    For instance can a hamburger robo be modified to something else? I bet humans can be trained to do something else.
    And a lot more points are ignored.
    To say the least, these videos are not thorough.

  • Khalid M
    Khalid M 4 months ago+3

    Machine parts still need to be washed daily, that's a lot of labor involved.

  • Jason Gooden
    Jason Gooden a years ago+365

    If only McDonald's had a robot. Then the Big Mac will look like the one on the menu.

  • soyUsernameWasTaken
    soyUsernameWasTaken 2 months ago+3

    I think it's great.
    One more step in the right direction for that terminator apocalypse.

  • Typical Michael
    Typical Michael 4 months ago+1

    1990:"there will be flying cars in the future"
    The future: robots that make burgers

  • Gameboob
    Gameboob 2 months ago+4

    Damn luddites. Get some skills relevant to the modern world. Technology will always go on making certain jobs obsolete.