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Re: Bloomberg Video: Pizza Making Robots Are Coming for Domino's
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 11:16:58 AM »
Coincidentally, this week's "Riddler" puzzle on the 538 website is titled "What if Robot's Cut Your Pizza?"
Riddler puzzles are math, logic and probability puzzles and are quite tough. 

Given the topic, I will provide extra dedication and time to my attempt at forging a solution by the deadline Sunday night............However, given that the cuts in the puzzle are random, it is unlikely to be incorporated into the pizza robot's process or that of most of our members.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-if-robots-cut-your-pizza/
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Re: Bloomberg Video: Pizza Making Robots Are Coming for Domino's
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 12:26:53 PM »
Peter;
An now we also have 3-D printers for making pizzas too! Any guesses of what a pizzeria might look like in 25-years? From what I've heard the things that are pushing the "mechanization" of not just pizzerias but all box type fast food chains is (1) Increasing operating costs, (assuming this might have something to do with the new minimum wage and health care regs.) (2) Availability of the technology (it's there, and the price is right, why not use it?) (3) The novelty factor (4) Expansion of marketing horizons (The target appears to be non-manned "food kiosks" where the customer selects from a menu, pays, and automatically gets food prepared by the machine) We already have a pizza machine that does this so the "ice has been broken" for more things to come.
Good, bad or indifferent, I think this is the new future for fast food.
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Re: Bloomberg Video: Pizza Making Robots Are Coming for Domino's
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 07:32:01 PM »
Any guesses of what a pizzeria might look like in 25-years?

Would anyone have ever predicted the Chicago deep dish 25 years before?  I don't know that anything other than market forces have ever defined any food segment.  Only recently have the inputs (chefs & ingredients) gotten any notice (in America).

As a fan of robotics, I'm pretty embarrassed by the state of the art displayed in the bloomberg video.  It's basically the CostCo saucer, a Lucy Arnaz conveyor (with people trying to get the toppings on while it goes past), and a robo-slider to get it into the oven.

I didn't listen to the audio which may explain rationally why they chose these steps.  But this is also a day when Boston Dynamics shared video of their newest robots.

I think we'll eventually have robots that can cook.  And do it better than us.  They'll have infrared eyes, thermapen fingers, and will never tire of doing the same thing over and over.

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Re: Bloomberg Video: Pizza Making Robots Are Coming for Domino's
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 08:42:15 PM »
If you watch movies this was predicted in the movie idiocracy. They had robot restaurant kiosk that people would line up for. If you haven't seen it it is about the dumbing down of America. I think it was made in the mid 90's and it is slightly scarry how a lot of the things have kind of come to be like in the movie.

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I wish I was as optimistic as John Tamny regarding robotics.  Although I understand where he is coming from generally, I keep wondering how we will teach our young to work if there are few jobs for them to do...and how will that impact American society?

http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2016/06/14/robots_will_be_the_biggest_job_creators_yet_102221.html

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I wish I was as optimistic as John Tamny regarding robotics.  Although I understand where he is coming from generally, I keep wondering how we will teach our young to work if there are few jobs for them to do...and how will that impact American society?

http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2016/06/14/robots_will_be_the_biggest_job_creators_yet_102221.html

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