A robot chef that can cook all your meals sounds like a delicious idea, especially for those of us who are often too lazy to do it ourselves. For the most part machines have already eliminated the need for humans to be working in the agriculture and industry sectors, and now it looks like the service sector is next. More than a few people are pretty bummed out because of this and I can’t say that I blame them. However, it’s hard to argue that machines are much more efficient than humans at most tasks and the robot chef is no exception. This mechanical cook is being developed by Moley Robotics and is set to launch sometime during 2017.
The robot chef consists of two robotic hands that perfectly mimic the movements of a human chef. Moley Robotics actually refers to their latest product as a “robotic kitchen” rather than a robot chef, but they should really consider a catchier name if you ask me. Although perfectly mimicking human hands is not exactly an easy task, Moley achieved the desired result by using a special 3D camera which recorded a professional chef while he was cooking up a number of meals. All the movements of the human chef were then translated into a language that the machine can understand and successfully replicate. The company says that the robot chef will be able to create up to 2,000 different dishes when it comes out in 2017, which is definitely an impressive number given that most of us can probably only come up with a few dozen at best.
Since we’re living in the digital age now, forget about just walking up to the robot chef with the intention of placing an order, although you might be able to do that I suppose. However, ideally what you will do is install a special app on your smartphone and use it to select a dish that the machine will then cook for you. This means that if you have a robotic kitchen of your own you can just tell it what to cook while you’re at work and it will be ready by the time you get home. Pretty neat, right? I can also see the robot chef working beautifully alongside a robot waiter in a restaurant. You know, like the ones they have in Singapore.