This Cooking Robot Learns To Cook By Watching YouTube Videos

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jan 5, 2015
References: umiacs.umd.edu & gizmag
Scientists at the University of Maryland and the National Information and Communications Technology research center in Australia are developing cooking robots that can learn to cook by watching instructional YouTube videos. As a human being who has become a pretty good cook thanks to YouTube videos, I find it interesting that a robot would take the same path.

Of course, it's a lot more difficult and complicated for a robot to learn how to cook, simply because of the complicated movements required. Chopping onions and whisking eggs are tasks that many humans aren't very good at, so getting robots to do them is fairly challenging.

The cooking robots will learn thanks largely to a pair of Conventional Neural Network recognition modules, which make use of artificial neurons.