A research group at the Tokyo Institute of Technology is developing a cooking simulator designed to help anyone prepare the perfect steak. It features a force feedback frying pan and a digital spatula that accurately recreates the sense of cooking. Amateur cooks can turn the steak and move the pan and to feel a simulated resistance that mimics the weight of the ingredients. The simulator also calculates the heat transfer from the pan to the meat and displays the visible changes that would occur.
See the tool in action in DigInfo‘s video below: