Miso Robotics migrates its Flippy software to AWS

Miso Robotics has partnered with Amazon Web Services to begin testing software using AWS RoboMaker, a cloud-based simulation service.
The Pasadena robotics company is testing software for its Flippy 2 and Flippy Lite automated catering products, it said in a statement. Self-contained units cook and season a variety of foods, including fries, chicken tenders, and french fries.

The move to AWS RoboMaker should allow Miso to run up to 50 simulations at a time and will help the company turn future prototypes into working products at a much faster rate, the company statement added.

Chris Kruger, CTO of Miso, said the integration into AWS RoboMaker has been a game-changer for the startup to evolve its products and ensure that software and its updates are ready to deploy with. units in the field.

“We will go from 12 simulations per month with individual units to 100 overnight,” Kruger said in a statement. “By testing hundreds of configurations in parallel, we are able to reduce costs and develop products faster.”
Miso was founded in 2016 by Buck Jordan, Rob Anderson and Ryan Sinnet.

AWS RoboMaker is a cloud-based simulation service that enables robotics developers to run, scale, and automate simulation without engineering investment or infrastructure management, according to a description of the service.

When deploying Flippy 2 and Flippy Lite through these configurations, testing takes place through cloud simulation. AWS simplifies the process by validating simulations to create a stable baseline for any new architecture or software update, depending on the release.

Comparing the performance of units in a simulated role with measurements of those in the field allows Miso to track discrepancies and close the gap to ensure stability, the company’s statement said.

Miso’s Flippy Lite focuses on a single food product.

The Flippy 2 automated cooking system consolidates key tasks in the back office to make quick-service restaurants more efficient and targets a $279 billion market where it can be customized to cook anything from a restaurant needs, including anything that can be fried, according to a statement from Miso.
The cost of a Flippy 2 starts at $3,000 per month.

The Flippy Lite can be installed overnight and the next day restaurant staff can be trained in its use. Its small footprint – less than three feet deep and six feet wide – means the Flippy Lite can be installed completely assembled. The machine automatically dispenses, cooks, seasons and mixes foods, including chicken wings and fries.

White Castle Management Co., Columbus, Ohio, owner of the White Castle hamburger chain, said in February that, based on a pilot project with Miso, it would install Flippy 2 systems in 100 of its restaurants.

In April, Jack in the Box Inc. announced that it would install a Flippy 2 and the Sippy beverage dispensing system in a single location in San Diego as a test. That same month, Panera Bread announced that it would become the first Miso partner to evaluate and test its CookRight Coffee system. And in May, Wing Stop, owned by Las Vegas-based Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, said it would include Flippy 2 systems in all of its locations.

Tony Darden, COO of Jack in the Box, called the Miso collaboration a stepping stone for his operations.
“We are confident that this technology will be well suited to meet our growing business needs with the intention of having a positive impact on our operations while promoting the safety and comfort of our team members,” Darden said in a statement. communicated.

Michael J. Chiaramonte