How many times have you wished for a personal chef to avoid cooking at home? Well, you prayers have been heard! Moley Robotics have designed a fully robotic kitchen to ease our lives. It is currenty being showcased at its North London Laboratory and the consumer model is set to be released in 2017.
The consumer version is a proper kitchen station and will include an oven, a hob, a pair of robotic arms and a touchscreen unit. Just choose a dish out of an iTunes- style library or add your own recipe and the robot will start cooking just like a master chef. This system will be easily operated with a Smartphone and is safe enough to be used in a house with children and pets: the robotic arms will retract from view when not in use and the whole system will be covered with glass screens when no one is at home.
The cooking skills of a master chef Tim Anderson, winner of the BBC Master Chef title, served as a basis for the robot movements. Every motion of Tim’s hands was recorded and then replayed using the robotic arms. We can be certain that the robot will cook with the same speed and sensitivity.
Being 12 months in development, the project engaged multiple companies including Shadow Robotics, Yachtline, DYSEGNO, Sebastian Conran and a professor from Stanford University Mark Cutkosky.
Watch a video of how the robot works here.