Remember a couple years ago when I shot video of the robots making french fries?
Automated robots are slowly entering the Las Vegas workforce, bringing futuristic advancements that make certain tasks more convenient. But some technologies are raising concerns for the Culinary Workers Union.
From the Tipsy Robot at Planet Hollywood, which employs automated arms in place of human bartenders, to Vdara’s Fetch and Jett robots who deliver snacks, sundries, and spa products, these advancements are becoming a very real part of the hospitality world — so much that during recent union contract negotiations, automation has become a topic of increasing importance, officials said.
“We’ve seen a robotic concierge, robotic cooks that can make burgers, delivery robots that can go up to rooms, (robotic) bartenders … so we know automation technology is here,” said Bethany Khan, the union’s director of communications and digital strategy. “We want to make sure Culinary Union members are protected, that they have a say in how technology is implemented in their jobs.”
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