There are those long tiring days at work and when you’re tired, food is a difficult affair. You want the most relaxing (cooking) activity or even, no activity at all! You probably want to have delicious home made food but you don’t know to cook. Eat enough to provide your body with the energy you lost, is what you dream of right now, but your time is limited and you need some refreshing sleep the sooner the better! In other words, no time to waste, especially in experimenting yourself with cooking! Well, i have good news for you, as the future is here and an innovative new domestic kitchen, actually the world’s first robotic kitchen is ready! Lucky you!
UK-based company Moley Robotics created this concept kitchen prototype, which includes an oven, stove, touchscreen unit, and robotic arms and hands. The hands are equipped with tactile sensors, and can chop, stir, pour, use a blender and utensils, and turn the stove on and off.
Everything in the automated kitchen has been designed and built from scratch. This allows the hands to be able to pick up and put down utensils, stir food a pan, and then safely turn a hob to the correct temperature. The robotic hands, which are notoriously difficult to create, use 20 motors, 24 joints and 129 sensors to create the same range of movements that a human hand can make.
MasterChef winner Tim Anderson had his cooking skills recorded in 3D, which were then translated into instructions for the robot chef, who can now replicate Anderson’s movements on its own. The kitchen operates via built-in touchscreen or smartphone app. While it can currently only make crab bisque, users will be able to choose from an iTunes-style library of over 2,000 recipes from around the world once the consumer version launches in 2018. Watch the video below and take a taste!