What's even better than a homemade chocolate chip cookie? A homemade chocolate chip cookie made by a robot.
A team at MIT is developing a robot baker able to bake a batch of cookies from scratch. See the robot in action below!
Wearing a chef's toque and dental gown, the baking bot uses a laser scanner and camera to locate the cookie sheet and butter before finding the other ingredients by color and size. The robot then creams the butter and sugar, mixes in the remaining ingredients, and pours the clump of dough into a cake pan for baking.
A team of undergraduates is currently working on programming the robot to clean up its workspace before and after baking. Even better!
• Read more: Cookies, Anyone? at the MIT CSAIL site
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(Image: CSAIL/Jason Dorfman)