Why pop in that old frozen entrée into your microwave when you can get a robot chef to cook you freshly prepared meals? Named the AIC, for Artificial Intelligent Cooking, the robot designed by Liu Xinyu of China, is the world’s first machine capable of completing cooking skills to whip up delicious dishes of Chinese food. Programmed with movements sampled from top Chinese chefs, the AIC demonstrated its abilities by cooking a savory dish of Kung Pao Chicken at the China’s High Tech Fair this past weekend.
(Pictured above is Robot no.2, a waitress version working at Hong Kong’s Robot Kitchen restaurant.)
Liu claims that by the time his company, Pansum Technology, will really begin to market the AIC to restaurants and such, the robot will be able to cook an almost unlimited number of dishes by inputting more recipes and cooking methods. Ultimately, he would like to push the robot beyond restaurants and into the home kitchen.
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