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14 Clever Robot Chefs

From Pancake-Flipping Robots to Robotic Soup Chefs

— January 8, 2016 — Tech
In addition to becoming popular for serving food to restaurant patrons, robot chefs are being put to work for the creation of food dishes as well. For example, China's Toyako Robot Ramen features a pair of robot chefs that work in tandem to whip up noodle soup, while the RoboHow robot is even capable of performing the precise motions required for flipping a pancake.

With its ability to process information more like a human than a computer, IBM Watson is also responsible for creating online recipe databases and cookbooks featuring inventive food and drink recipes.

While robot chefs are now viewed by some as a gimmick, someday they may have a purpose and place in kitchens of the future. Moley Robotics imagined what this might look like with a concept called 'The Automated Kitchen.'
Intuitive Cooking Robots
Intuitive Cooking Robots
The 'RoboHow' Cooks Food By Following WikiHow Instructions
Sausage-Grilling Robots
Sausage-Grilling Robots
'BratWurst Bot' Takes Customer Orders, Cooks and Serves Food
Supercomputer Recipe Platforms
Supercomputer Recipe Platforms
The IBM Watson Supercomputer Now Crafts and Shares Recipes Online
Pancake-Flipping Robots
Pancake-Flipping Robots
The RoboHow Robot is Now Able to Mimic a Chef's Movements and Flip Food
Robotic Cuisine Critics
Robotic Cuisine Critics
This Thai Food Robot is Supposed to Standardize Thai Food Internationally
Robot-Authored Cookbooks
Robot-Authored Cookbooks
The Chef Watson Cookbook Uses an Algorithm to Pair Flavors
Robotically Automated Kitchens
Robotically Automated Kitchens
This Automated Kitchen Features a Seasoned Robotic Chef
Video-Assisted Cooking Robots
Video-Assisted Cooking Robots
This Cooking Robot Learns To Cook By Watching YouTube Videos
Meal-Making Robotic Appliances
Meal-Making Robotic Appliances
The Gourmia Multifunction Robotic Cooker Will Display at CES 2016
Ice Cream-Making Robots
Ice Cream-Making Robots
This Robotic Ice Cream Kiosk Prepares Personalized Treats for Customers
Robotic Soup Chefs
Robotic Soup Chefs
These Robot Chefs from China Prepare Ramen Noodle Bowls in 90 Seconds
Assistive Kitchen Robots
Assistive Kitchen Robots
The Obi Kitchen Robot Helps the Disabled Feed Themselves
Cookie-Icing Robots
Cookie-Icing Robots
This LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robot Makes Delicious Treats for the Holidays
Personal Chef Robots
Personal Chef Robots
This Kitchen Gadget Will Cook Up Your Favorite Meals in a Snap
Automated Cooking Robots
Automated Cooking Robots
The Fresh Food-Preparing Sereneti Cooki Device Launched at CES 2015
Robotic Pancake Printers
Robotic Pancake Printers
The PancakeBot Lets You Print Flapjacks of Different Shapes