Sunday, July 3, 2016

Smashing the Minimum Wage Law: Robot Made Burgers Coming to San Francisco

Momentum Machines, a San Francisco-based startup, plans to launch a burger joint where fare is cooked, seasoned and wrapped by robots, reports NBC Bay Area News.

The still unnamed restaurant will utilize what Momentum Machines built in 2012 — a machine that could churn out 400 burgers in an hour.

Images released by the company show the machine “completely replaces all the sandwich labor in a restaurant.”

Note: There is always work for those replaced by robots, as long as a minimum wage doesn't interfere with the opportunities available to get a job. Further, minimum wage laws can encourage the adoption of robots if the minimums are high enough. See: Robots and Jobs 


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