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(CBS Miami)   London company creates first robotic kitchen chef. Price tag: $100,000. Profanity and insults not included   ( miami.cbslocal.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Cooking, Moley Robotic Kitchen, Robot, Robotics, Recipe, Engineering David Walsh, attractive price level, Moley Robotics  
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2017-02-17 11:39:56 AM  
Mise en place not included, either.
Some "chef."
 
2017-02-17 11:58:23 AM  
It's called the "Blandchef 3000".
 
2017-02-17 12:33:50 PM  
If you're short on time....
The only 'human' involvement is the prep which consists of measuring and preparing the ingredients.


So the only 'human' involvement is the hardest, most time consuming part?
Only this makes it more time consuming because you have to make sure you use the right containers and place them in the right spot. Really all it does is stir a pot and pour things.

Build a robot that does all the prep so all I have to do is cook it and we'll talk.
 
2017-02-17 12:51:52 PM  
He can't lose if he has the essence of pure flavor!

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2017-02-17 12:54:05 PM  
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2017-02-17 12:55:49 PM  
That has got to be the stupidest use of robotics to date. Give it a recipe with saffron and the gimmick is revealed.
 
2017-02-17 01:12:08 PM  
Coincidentally, that's about what the Robot Coupe food processor costs
 
2017-02-17 01:30:26 PM  
Is it just a Mexican in a cheap C3-PO suit?
 
2017-02-17 01:40:56 PM  


Way ahead of the curve.
 
2017-02-17 01:47:05 PM  
"A robotic chef is preparing tasty dishes in England"

Like those exist.
 
2017-02-17 01:50:49 PM  
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2017-02-17 01:51:55 PM  
Jeez. The company seems to think that reproducing motion capture from a "master chef" is the key to cooking.

Here is their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbF91Bh0w31CDaVbQwYL2-w/videos
and an advertisement from Apr 24, 2015



In looking at their website http://www.moley.com/ I saw nothing about perception or error detection and correction
 -  can it detect whether a pot is simmering or boiling or does it just assume one is after a given time.
 -  did an ingredient miss the pot it was supposed to go into.
 -  did stirring a pot slop out food or shift the pot from its position (which actually happens in the video)

I don't know if the robot can even unscrew the top from a bottle of soy sauce and pour out a measured amount. Motion capture from a professional chef is not the way to solve this problem.
 
2017-02-17 02:05:48 PM  
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2017-02-17 02:08:24 PM  
how do they replicate the salivary glands so it can spit on your food when you send it back?
 
2017-02-17 02:18:52 PM  

hogans: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/UlP4Z_pWhKo - 480x360]

Way ahead of the curve.


A: I love her.
B: As much fun as these are to watch, they're a painful metaphor for every single time I tried to do something -- be it carpentry, home repair, whatever. I'm able to conceive of what it is I want to do, and even capable of coming up with an approach that *seems* like it should work correctly. But when it actually comes time to actually do the thing, the results are always uniformly terrible.
 
2017-02-17 02:26:24 PM  
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2017-02-17 03:05:04 PM  
Meh, Vincent Price did this 27 years ago

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2017-02-17 03:40:13 PM  
The only 'human' involvement is the prep which consists of measuring and preparing the ingredients.

Like an autonomous car where the only human involvement is operating the brake, gas, and steering wheel.
 
2017-02-17 03:49:31 PM  
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Giggity
 
2017-02-17 05:06:04 PM  
Does it have a Pierce Brosnan voice mode?
 
2017-02-17 07:50:41 PM  
Can it drink a bottle of "cooking" wine in under a minute flat?
 
2017-02-17 10:52:54 PM  
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2017-02-18 02:53:59 AM  
When the video started I thought the white guy on the right was the robot.

I was disappointed.
 
2017-02-18 01:44:51 PM  
Guys, stop pointing out the flaws. They'll fix them and then actual cooks will be out of a job. Automation is gonna devastate America enough without you being unpaid QA analysts for the people automating everything.
 
2017-02-18 02:27:15 PM  

Saborlas: Guys, stop pointing out the flaws. They'll fix them and then actual cooks will be out of a job. Automation is gonna devastate America enough without you being unpaid QA analysts for the people automating everything.


Know how we know you"ve never been a chef? ;)
 
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