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Cooking burgers may not be a human job for much longer if Flippy has its way

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It’s never been a particularly sought-after job, but now it appears that flipping burgers may not be a task for humans at all. Meet Flippy, a new “robotic kitchen assistant” from Miso Robotics that, as its name suggests, will automate the process of cooking those juicy patties. And Flippy is apparently quite sought after itself — Miso Robotics has just raised another £10 million, bringing the company’s total disclosed funding to £14 million, and boosting its goal of delivering the robot to a total of 50 CaliBurger locations.

The new £10 million funding round will also help bring Miso Robotics’ AI platform into other epicurean applications. As Zito noted, “The proceeds for this will allow us to build a robotic kitchen assistant. You’re not going to see BB-8 coming out of our shop; you’ll likely see us continue to refine this — the general hardware platform that we have, but then we will see it beginning to get more collaborative and adaptable.”

As for Flippy, the existing robot, this new kitchen assistant promises to be “portable, collaborative, and adaptable,” and “designed for real working kitchens.” The bot is a cart-like contraption that comes with a six-axis robotic arm and a “sensor bar.” Simply set up Flippy next to a standard grill or fryer, and it will detect necessary data from a thermal sensor, 3D sensors, and various cameras to help it detect its surroundings. It can even take your food orders directly thanks to a system that sends a ticket from the cashier straight to the kitchen. While Flippy may not have the creativity of a chef, it does pretty well as a line cook.

It’s capable of unwrapping burger patties, placing them on the grill, keeping tabs on the meat’s cook time and temperature, and letting its human counterparts know when they are ready to be taken off the heat. Of course, it still needs some help from our species, as Flippy isn’t (yet) able to add condiments or wrap up the finished products. But Flippy is certainly pretty smart.

Because it employs Miso Robotics’ artificial intelligence software, this robot is continuously learning and absorbing new recipes, which means that it can be helpful no matter what is on the menu. Still, if you’re looking to go to culinary school, don’t let Flippy discourage you. “Tasting food and creating recipes will always be the purview of a chef. And restaurants are gathering places where we go to interact with each other,” Zito concluded. “Humans will always play a very critical role in the hospitality side of the business given the social aspects of food.

We just don’t know what the new roles will be yet in the industry.”

Update: Miso Robotics just raised £10 million to bring Flippy to more restaurants.

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This brand-new, factory-fresh Aston Martin is 60 years old

If you have north of a million dollars to spend on a car, there exists a remarkably large selection of new hypercars and rare classics that will gladly change hands for crazy money. And at that kind of price, you can have pretty much anything you want. The Aston Martin DB4 GT was, besides an exceptionally beautiful car, an accomplished motorsports competitor.

A mere 75 were ever made with only eight being made to a special lightweight specification. If you wanted that car, in race-ready condition, unmarked by the ravages of time, you could be forgiven for thinking that money alone wouldn’t be able to help you out.

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Aston Martin, however, is not a company to let an opportunity to make some money go by, no matter how much effort it might take.

Say hello to the DB4 GT Continuation — a brand-new, factory-fresh car that’s almost 60 years old. Built from the ground up to the original specification of the prototype that became the DB4 GT, every single part is fully interchangeable with the original car. It might be the closest you could get to traveling back in time and driving one off the original production line, except you’ll spend much, much more money in the process.

We got the chance to take the first of the limited production run out for a spin on track.

Watch the video to see just how it must have felt to drive one of these all the way back in 1959.

FIFA 18 POTM SBC for January 2018

We are just minutes from EA revealing who will be chosen as the FIFA 18 POTM for January 2018. We already know the winner of Manager of the Month, but POTM is the main attraction as it means a brand new SBC for players to try and win. Just to recap, the potential candidates for January are Aguero, De Bruyne, Hazard, Wilson, Vertonghen and Eriksen as shown below.

The overwhelming favorite to be chosen is Aguero with a rumored 94 card but once EA confirms it we will let you know what the SBC challenges are here so check back soon.

You should also be prepared to pay over 1 million coins if you want to have any chance of winning a FIFA 18 POTM Aguero card from SBC, so let us know your predictions below. Aguero or De Bruyne – who gets your vote?

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Also See: FIFA 18 update 1.07 with PS4 patch notes in full

FIFA 18 POTM SBC for January 2018

We are just minutes from EA revealing who will be chosen as the FIFA 18 POTM for January 2018. We already know the winner of Manager of the Month, but POTM is the main attraction as it means a brand new SBC for players to try and win. Just to recap, the potential candidates for January are Aguero, De Bruyne, Hazard, Wilson, Vertonghen and Eriksen as shown below.

The overwhelming favorite to be chosen is Aguero with a rumored 94 card but once EA confirms it we will let you know what the SBC challenges are here so check back soon.

You should also be prepared to pay over 1 million coins if you want to have any chance of winning a FIFA 18 POTM Aguero card from SBC, so let us know your predictions below. Aguero or De Bruyne – who gets your vote?

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus.

Also See: FIFA 18 update 1.07 with PS4 patch notes in full

FIFA 18 POTM SBC for January 2018

We are just minutes from EA revealing who will be chosen as the FIFA 18 POTM for January 2018. We already know the winner of Manager of the Month, but POTM is the main attraction as it means a brand new SBC for players to try and win. Just to recap, the potential candidates for January are Aguero, De Bruyne, Hazard, Wilson, Vertonghen and Eriksen as shown below.

The overwhelming favorite to be chosen is Aguero with a rumored 94 card but once EA confirms it we will let you know what the SBC challenges are here so check back soon.

You should also be prepared to pay over 1 million coins if you want to have any chance of winning a FIFA 18 POTM Aguero card from SBC, so let us know your predictions below. Aguero or De Bruyne – who gets your vote?

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Also See: FIFA 18 update 1.07 with PS4 patch notes in full

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