Teach your robots to cook


The nitty gritty details are a little bit hidden, but [Sylvain]‘s work is awesome enough that I just don’t care. He’s been doing research on robot learning with some tasty results. After all, who doesn’t want a robot to make breakfast for em? He’s taken the time to publish some source code, so robot made breakfast isn’t that far out of reach. mmmm.

Comments

  1. Mike says:

    Well it would definitely be nice to wake up to breakfast! Now if only I could afford a robot =\

  2. Dirk says:

    the robot didn’t cook anything though, just did some of the work preparing ingredients!

    still neat.

  3. camerin says:

    so the robot recognises the object and then reproduces the motion on that object? it is impressive. but i dont know if i would call it a chief. this is a good demonstration of an easy to program interface but over all i am left with a wanting for more.

  4. Skye says:

    so witch is cheaper, girlfriend, wife or a robot?

    witch is less of a pain in the ass?

  5. B-Mo says:

    Oh crud. If this thing gets developed any further, I might just end up being out of a job!

    Maybe I should look further into this programming a robot to cook technology and capitalize on it before it capitalizes on me….

  6. polyfractal says:

    Not terribly impressed. Look at the long version. The user signals to the robot at the beginning and end of each task while “learning”. All the robot is doing is recording proprioceptive input (the movement of its arm) and reproducing it when a certain symbols is seen.

    It isn’t even intelligent about its mimicking. The robot knocks over the bowl during the long version and it keeps on repeating the motion, despite a lack of a bowl.

    Nothing new or interesting here.

  7. PKM says:

    I, for one, welcome our new extremely cute omelette-cooking robot overlord. I love how its eyes follow the motion of the egg whisk, and it celebrates after learning a task :)

    “stupid robot! mamma mia”

  8. Stewie says:

    Really cool but I think maybe an android might not be the best configuration for the task at hand if you just want a robot to make you breakfast.
    This is more a demonstration of a robot learning by example.
    But if having one cook breakfast is the end goal it would be easier just to make an assembly line type robot system of specialized robots one that grabs the ingredients, one that mixes and one that cooks it.
    Also lastly maybe the ingredient fetching bot also could load the dirty dishes into the dish washer.

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