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Why robots won't take over the world just yet

Eurest | Great service |  09 February 2017

A dinner place set for one.

Imagine, after a long day at work, coming home to any meal you wanted — without having to cook. Now, meet the robot set to make this a reality.

Welcome to the future

In 2018, UK-based robotics company Moley is set to release a robot that'll transform your kitchen forever.

The yet-to-be-named robot will use intricately articulated hands and a set of pre-defined recipes to cook up thousands of meal options. What’s more, it’ll even wash up after itself — which is more than can be said for most people!

All of this means that you’ll have the chance to enjoy the pleasure of a home-cooked, healthy meal, without any of the fuss. Now that’s a win-win.  

Mimicking a Master Chef

The robot’s being taught to cook by Michelin-starred chef, Tim Anderson.

Tim trains the robot chef by wearing high-tech gear that lets the machine learn from his movements.

Using this technique, robo-chef’s already learned how to make a crab bisque — a notoriously complex dish to master. And soon the makers reckon the robot will be able to learn recipes from individual users — so you can eat your grandma’s shepherd’s pie as often as you like.

Do humans have to worry?

Technology in food is always exciting, but there's just one thing missing — great service. A robot can't react to individual preferences to make sure everyone enjoys their meal. And machines can't create the right atmosphere for an exceptional dining experience. For now, at least.

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