Robot Chef Flawlessly Mimics the Work of Human Tutors
Moley Robotics' Robot Chef mimics motions of culinary experts with the use of 129 sensors, 24 joints, and 20 motors
British engineer Mark Oleynik and his team over at Moley Robotics unveiled the world’s first robotic chef last week at the Hanover Messe industrial tradeshow. Mark Oleynik's goal is to bring the next industrial revolution to the homes of average consumers.
The robo-chef features a set of two very precise robotic arms set behind a glass barrier, which work by mimicking the movements of its sensor-wearing culinary tutor—currently the 2011 winner of British Top Chef—Tim Anderson. Tim prepares meals using a pair of motion-capturing gloves, which convert his motions into instructions ready to be understood and implemented by the Moley hardware.