Slow-coach Flippy gets fired for not cooking up enough burgers

While the march of the machine appears to be making great strides, replacing humans as check out operators and warehouse staff, it would appear fast food workers can rest easy for now.

That’s because USA Today is reporting Flippy (above), the burger-flipping robot that began work at a restaurant in an outlet of California restaurant CaliBurger, was taken out of commission as it was too slow.

However, the robot is being upgraded so it can work faster, while its human colleagues will be given extra training to help Flippy keep up with demand.

Just don’t ask Flippy if you can have fries with it, though – it might cause irreparable damage to his circuit boards…

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