The “Robotic Kitchen” (a fully automatic cooking robot) was developed in the United Kingdom
There is a risk that the “housekeeper” occupation will be one of the several jobs taken over by AI (robots) in the future.
The UK-based robot development company “Moley Robotics” developed the world’s first “Robotic Kitchen” which has become a hot topic.
In this article, we will introduce this “Robotic Kitchen” in an easy-to-understand manner and contrast it with the “conventional cooking robot”.
Conventional cooking robot
First let’s look at the traditional cooking robot.
At one point or another, I think some people have seen such a “cooking robot”.
This is a movie that shows how a traditional cooking robot functions and looks, but you can clearly see that even robots that were developed several years ago are performing very sophisticated movements.
However, the “fully-automatic robot” which I will introduce now, will perform even more complicated movements.
This fully automatic cooking robot, or “Robotic Kitchen”, is a robot with novel functions which is installed in the kitchen at home.
It’s easier to image after you watch a video, so please take a look at the video below.
Now we can provide the robot with more than 2,000 recipes, and not only can it make food, but it is a revolutionary robot that can even clean up.
And since it is possible for it to cook according to any pre-programmed recipe, if you teach or load any recipe into the cooking robot, it will be able to prepare it for you.
If robots that can do this are so close, in the future, there will be many people who are not good at cooking and these robots will take over many jobs in restaurants, bakeries, etc.
The cost for such a robot is surprisingly low at only 8.5 million yen
Honestly, I was surprised, the price was far lower than I imagined.
Because, compared to paying an hourly wage to part-time workers, or paying for their transportation expenses, 8.5 million yen is a small investment and seems like amazing cost performance.
Also, neither the store manager nor the part-time worker needs to be stressed, and the robot makes fewer mistakes than humans.
Although the maintenance cost of the machine is high, so are the expenses to do with interviewing and training new staff, paid-leave, severance packages, etc.
If this robot’s technology is further improved and the price is lowered, it will likely spread through the world. Judging from what has been presented, it will not be long before humans lose much work to robots.