The BakeBot Gives You a Hand in the Kitchen

 - Aug 5, 2011
References: bits.blogs.nytimes & jezebel
If you're tired of slaving away in the kitchen, the solution to your problem may be the BakeBot. Mario Bollini and Daniela Rus of the Distributed Robotics Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken a PR2 robot and programmed it to be able to mix dough (from scratch, nonetheless), arrange it in the shape of a giant cookie, and bake it to yummy, gooey perfection.

Earlier this year, Bollini and Rus programmed the PR2 to know how to place grocery store products in a shopping cart. They also taught it to mix a bowl of ingredients with the goal of making breakfast. The BakeBot certainly knows its way around a kitchen.

Sure, the BakeBot costs about $400,000, but it seems like money well spent to me.