KANSAS CITY, MO. – Flippy, the burger-turning robotic arm developed by Miso Robotics, now has the capability to conquer the fry station and the flat-top grill. The Pasadena, Calif.-based startup that designs and builds automated solutions for the foodservice industry announced upgrades to its flagship product, Flippy, and the launch of a new product line called Flippy Wings.
Flippy 2 is the company’s next-generation product that is faster and more customizable than the original Flippy robotic arm. Among other enhancements, Flippy 2 features the AutoBin system for foods like onion rings or chicken tenders. Using artificial intelligence, the system identifies the food, picks it up, cooks it in the correct fry basket and places the food in the correct holding area.
Flippy Wings includes the AutoBin system and is currently installed at the Inspire Brands Innovation Center in Atlanta, Ga. Inspire Brands is the parent company of Buffalo Wild Wings. Miso says Flippy Wings eventually will be installed at a standalone Buffalo Wild Wings location in 2022.
In May, we spoke with Buck Jordan, co-founder, president and chairman of Miso Robotics about the potential for robotics to improve operating and working conditions in commercial kitchens. In this episode of the MEAT+POULTRY Podcast, Mike Bell, chief executive officer of Miso Robotics, gives more details about Flippy 2, Flippy wings, the company’s pilot projects with Inspire Brands and the financial support that allows the company to keep the innovations coming.