At a time when labour shortages are a major problem for the food service sector, a famous fast-food chain in the United States has decided to put robots in the kitchen to help prepare fries.
Behind the order counters of many fast-food chain restaurants, the kitchen tasks can be repetitive: from cooking beef patties, to assembling burgers and frying chicken nuggets. But maybe robots could give humans a helping hand with some of these tedious tasks.
When it comes to preparing and cooking fries, US restaurant chain White Castle is moving automation up a gear.
Since September 2020, the Ohio-based chain has been experimenting with robotic arms that are guided by artificial intelligence to plunge fries into cooking oil.