Tamara Waldmann
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Moley: The world’s first robotic kitchen

Over the past century, rapid technological advances have occurred in almost every aspect of modern human life. From transport, to communication and information, computer – aided design and manufacturing etc. these changes have modified conventional human life, and are all targeted towards making man’s activities easier and faster.

Of significant importance is the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI); machines equipped with cognitive and perceptive abilities such as learning, providing solutions to problems, and interacting intelligently with their environment at levels on par with that of a human. First created in 1956, AI has experienced rapid growth ever since, and is being implemented into almost every aspect of human life. 

Enter Moley, the Robo – Chef

Robots with AI as their brain are getting more and more advanced, and have been used in production companies to perform tasks quickly and with high precision. The food industry has experienced especially significant changes as a result. It has birthed predictive farming and marketing, food choice optimization, advancements in delivery and distribution systems, among others.

Moley has introduced the world’s first robotic chef. The advanced, fully functional robotic arms have the ability to cook food and clean the workspace, with the skill and flexibility of a veteran human chef. With highly advanced Machine Learning abilities, it can record and exactly replicate the hand movements of the homeowner. Controlling the unit can be done using its touchscreen or remotely via a smartphone. The consumer version of the robot is set to be made available this year, featuring the arms, oven, hob and the touchscreen component, and many households can’t wait to have this modern – day wonder in their kitchens.

  • Makes Your Cooking Convenient
    All technological advances are continually geared towards promoting human convenience, and Moley embodies this goal flawlessly. The robo – chef is a perfect fit for working class home runners, who are busy with work for most of the day, but still need to get food on the table. Once the required ingredients are provided, the robot would properly ration the ingredients, cook the meal and clean up the workspace, taking the effort put into meal preparation from the home runner.
  • Helps You Save Time
    Due to human and industrial development over the past century, the amount of leisure time available to the modern – day, working class millennial, has been on a steady decline. However, we still have to eat to survive, and the extra amount of free time put into cooking can be in the order of hours. With Moley, you can initiate the cooking operation while at work, and arrive home to a ready meal, giving you more time to do things you love, and with whom you love.

The Future of Household Cooking

AI and robots are making our lives easier, with cumbersome analyses and tasks being performed faster and more precisely than ever before. Popular virtual assistants like Apple’s siri and Google’s assistant are examples of AI. Using voice – based commands, they give us the ability to perform many tasks hands – free. Moley is a member of the smart home family, and efficiently saves us the effort and time put into household tasks such as food preparation.

‘Robots will be part of our cooking but the chef’s indulgence has to be there. The final cooking and food can be tasted only by humans. Yes, they would help us, support us, but the role of chefs would remain alive.’ said Robin Batra, Executive Chef, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts.

Against contrary opinions and concerns raised about how these innovations might threaten the jobs of chefs, the robotic chef is not here to replace, but rather support existing human chefs. The role of ingredient quantity and quality regulation, drafting production schedules, production data recording, budgeting, customization of menus according etc. all require human effort, and cannot be replaced with a robot. This integrated system of man – machine effort only makes the chef’s job easier, increasing production rate and hence profit for the company.

Advancements in product delivery systems like Amazon’s PrimeAir, would take the food distribution industry further up the consumer – convenience scale. You would no longer need to drive down to the grocery store to purchase ingredients; meal kits can be ordered, and delivered right to your doorstep. The robo – chef can then proceed to prepare your desired meal from scratch to finish; with future integration of voice control, it is an excellent solution for disabled or elderly homeowners.

The ‘smart home’ age is here, and our homes are beginning to talk back to us. There is an infinite potential for positive growth of these advances, and embracing them is the way forward to ensure easier human living, and profit maximization for food companies!

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