Original article was published on artificial intelligence
Training a robot to prepare and cook food is one of the most stimulating tasks, since it must deal with the complexities in robot manipulation, computer vision, sensing and human-robot interaction, and assembling a consistent finished product.
Moreover, every person has a different taste palette – cooking is a qualitative task whereas robots are generally more proficient at quantitative tasks. Special tools are needed to be developed for robots in order for food to be prepared as taste is not universal.
Many other research groups have trained robots to make pancakes, spaghetti and even pizza but these robot chefs have not been optimised for the many subjective variables involved in cooking.