Back in 2015, home chefs with robotics and kitchen equipment were the town’s gossip, and no one could have done that more than Moley Robotics. The British startup has gone beyond grocery-track robot mixers and refrigerators in developing a prototype robotic kitchen built to provide the entire cooking job, to homeowners. Freely take the wine and watch it work by yourself. Fast-forward through six years of development and the company is ready to begin installing its automatic kitchen systems in real homes.
Since Moley’s 2015 prototype launched, we’ve seen a number of other robotic kitchen systems sprout up, but projects like the Creator and Picnic have focused on the commercial space. Moley has refined a home use system that streamlines the way homeowners prepare and cook daily meals.
Moley’s kitchen focus remains on a pair of robotic arms that extend from above, providing a tangible set of arms for the system to operate. The arms are now suspended from a single chassis that slides back and forth through the integrated rail system in the ceiling. Developed in collaboration with German pick-up robot Schunk, skillful hands can handle Moley’s custom-made pots, pans and utensils, operate induction cookers and smart appliances Other smart, pour and mix ingredients, plates and clean up the mess. Cameras and optical sensors map out ingredients, cookware, and other system components so the hand can locate exactly what they need.
To give those robotic hands the culinary experience needed to craft restaurant-grade meals, Moley works directly with the chefs to compose recipes. Not merely importing ingredients, measurements and step-by-step instructions into a computer, chefs actively prepare recipes for live 3D recording. This system can capture nuances of the chef’s actions, relying on custom algorithms to convert human movement into digital motion. Moley plans to compile more than 5,000 recipes.
Homeowners control the kitchen via a large touch screen that includes all the different recipes, and the user can review the results through a variety of parameters, including dietary restrictions. specific drink and type of cuisine.
Moley’s kitchens and accompanying private cooking tools are designed for people to take over seamlessly, so homeowners don’t need to give up all cooking autonomy if they’re in the mood to prepare something. Home cooks can also record their own recipes using Moley’s Creator software so the robot system can add them to their catalog.
In addition to the robotic arm, the Moley kitchen offers a comprehensive installation system that includes appliances, cabinets and tools. It is custom designed for each buyer, complete with luxury options like marble countertops or onyx. Cookware and utensils are made from materials such as brass, polished aluminum and gold-coated stainless steel, and buyers can match kitchens with larger home interiors with a wide variety of trim options. and perfection.
Prices will vary depending on the layout and options chosen, of course, but Moley estimates that a premium “Moley R” installation will cost around £ 248,000 (about US $ 338,000). The Moley X package removes robotic arms for a simpler cooking experience powered by technology using a touchscreen interface, recipe database as well as smart appliances and appliances to Help guide the host during the cooking process. A high-end X configuration will cost buyers around £ 99,000 ($ 135,000).
Our luxury fully automatic smart kitchen is now on sale and like all groundbreaking technology – cars, TVs and computers – it will appeal to enthusiasts, professionals and Early users and appropriately priced, “Moley founder and CEO Mark Oleynik said at the end of the week’s CES announcement. “We anticipate that our prices will drop significantly over time with production volumes, efficiencies and economies of scale, while enhancing additional product functionality.”
Moley plans to add a commercial grade robotic kitchen by 2021, saying the interest of restaurants, hotels and catering providers is particularly strong after the launch of the prototype in 2015. The commercial model will be optimized to keep pace with the rapidly evolving restaurant kitchen while reliably processing lots of precisely prepared meals.
Check out Moley’s robot kitchen to do just that in the video below.
Moley robot cooking highlights
Source: Moley Robotics