This Thai food robot was designed to standardize and critique Thai cuisine around the world. The government-funded Thai Delicious Committee unveiled the E-Delicious machine, which uses sensors to quantify smell and taste and essentially critique the food. In an effort to promote authentic Thai food around the world, the project was initiated by the administration of former Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra.
The Thai food robot rates dishes out of 100 based on the collective taste of 120 Thai people. Chemical signatures in the dishes are measured by the machine's electronic nose and tongue. A grade of 80 or more is required to pass. An iPhone app was also developed by the Thai Delicious Committee, which includes approved recipes. Endorsed restaurants will be able to display a Thai Delicious logo as well.