The skills needed to successfully prepare and serve food are going to support new research into artificial intelligence and robotics.
Sony is joining forces with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), as the pair believe learning food prep and delivery skills would lead to the development of robots and machines capable of carrying out a host of other tasks, including ‘complex household and small business tasks’.
“This project has the potential to make the vast possibilities of AI and robotics more familiar and accessible to the general public. Additionally, it could also assist those for whom daily tasks, such as food preparation, are challenging. I am very excited to be working with the talented scientists at CMU to make this vision a reality,” said Dr Hiroaki Kitano, Corporate Executive, Sony Corporation.
Robots have been no strangers to the kitchen in recent times – with some even busy feeding hungry sports fans.