Robot kitchen learned culinary skills from master chef
If you're speciality dish is beans on toast, then it's probably safe to say you're not exactly a dab hand in the kitchen. Handily for you, UK-based Moley Robotics has invented a range of robot chefs, complete with stove, utensils, oven and robot arms.
The chef/kitchen has been produced in collaboration with BBC MasterChef winner Tim Anderson, not just in terms of creating recipes to cook, but the way in which they're made.
Moley says Tim made the dishes himself, and motion tracking technology analysed his exact movements, which the robot arms replicate with supreme accuracy.
In the demonstration video, even movements such as scraping a spatula against a saucepan to remove excess sauce can be seen.
The robotic arms can cook a variety of programmed recipes while you look on from outside - like watching your car get an MOT, but with tastier results.
Chef Anderson himself programmes the robot to make crab bisque - a tough enough dish for an actual human to whip up - and is pleasantly surprised by the results.
It's not cheap, though. The MK1001 robot kitchen costs US$100 to reserve and US$72,000 to buy outright, though creator Moley does have a range of models available, starting from US$15,000. The kitchens are expected to be available from 2017.
If you'd rather spend several thousand pounds on a robotic kitchen, rather than learn to cook, you can pre-order one from Moley's website.