This is no longer fantasy – this is reality
“Smart” refrigerators and toasters, food processors and coffee makers – all these automated devices have long taken their places in the kitchen, but the “decisive leap” could not be made. All operations required the presence of a person who alternately launched various kitchen assistants and controlled the entire process.
Moley is the first full-featured kitchen robot that takes full responsibility for food preparation. The owners of the apartment are left with the role of observers – they can calmly pour themselves a glass of wine and watch the work of the robotic kitchen.
Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? Nevertheless, the British company Moley Robotics is confident that the time has come and after six years of development, their brainchild is ready to take its place in the kitchen in an ordinary apartment.
We can assume that the first “real” prototypes of robotic chefs appeared in 2015. Many companies, well aware of the complexity of home cooking, have focused on commercial models for fast food restaurants. For example, recently launched on the market Flippy by Miso Robotics Is a robot chef with all the necessary certificates and the ability to cook 19 dishes with an estimated speed of 150 cutlets per hour for burgers.
Moley Robotics, one of a handful of companies, has focused on home use of robotic chefs in an effort to simplify and facilitate homeowners’ day-to-day cooking efforts.
How does this “miracle system” work? At the heart of the Moley is a pair of robotic arms that move along a rail system built into the ceiling. These dexterous hands work with hobs, pots, pans and other kitchen utensils. The robot chef mixes ingredients, pours, reheats, fries and prepares meals. The kitchen system then arranges the prepared food on the plates and removes the trash.
Optical cameras and a variety of sensors help robotic hands find all the necessary components, load pots and pans, and at the end of the process, arrange the finished dish beautifully on the plates.
Is this already a “complete miracle”? No, of course not – the Moley chef works in a system of 5 thousand recipes for various dishes and requires pre-prepared products. This is not an “artificial intelligence” – this is a very advanced fully functional food processor that can replace the average person in the kitchen.
The user controls the Moley chef using a large touch screen. In the process of work, you can “simplify” the classic recipes, set various restrictions and achieve a more effective result – set up the system for yourself.
Naturally, the “iron chef” works best of all in a specially equipped kitchen and with optimally selected utensils. Moley Robotics offers customers a turnkey kitchen – from furniture and utensils to a robotic chef. The cost of the kit ranges from $ 135,000 for the basic kit to $ 340,000 for the premium Moley R installation.
“Our luxurious and fully automated smart kitchen is now on sale. Like all disruptive technologies – cars, TVs and computers – it will appeal to enthusiasts, professionals, and early adopters. We expect our prices to be significantly reduced over time through volume, efficiency and economies of scale, while improving additional product features, ”said CEO of Moley Robotics.