If you think about it, the kitchen is not really a safe place. Even the simplest of recipes calls for playing with fire (or heat at least if you're into microwaveables). Introducing control to a noncognitive entity might be inviting a recipe for disaster. Especially one comprised of metal alloys. I assume any robot working in my kitchen can withstand hot soup burns of a much higher degree that I could. I would hope my personal robotic chef has a keen sensitivity to my human heat tolerance.
That's exactly what the research team at Bristol Robotics Lab is … Read more