Creator — Robot restaurants, San Francisco

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

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.

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Creator, a culinary robotics company, is opening a restaurant in San Francisco where burgers are made autonomously by a robot. The machine does everything from grinding the meat to slicing toppings for every individual order. Creator opens to the public in September.

The machine consists of 20 computers, 350 sensors and 50 actuators that form a robotic assembly line. After you place your order, the machine grinds and cooks the meat. The burger is pushed along a unique conveyor belt, where it gets additional toppings that are all sliced to order. It even cuts and toasts the buns.

The entire process takes 5 minutes and costs only $6. Humans are still required to take orders, refill the machine and deliver your burger.

Creator’s storefront is located in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood. It opens to the public in September 2018.