The Japanese technology company Sony works with the American University Carnegie Mellon in the development of a home-use robot capable of cooking and serving food thanks to the use of artificial intelligence (AI).
Among the skills of the potential robot would be the manipulation of ingredients, the preparation of the food with the possibility of adjusting details such as the preparation methods and the presentation and disposition of the dishes on the table, Sony said in a statement.
Although the project is currently focused on research and not on short-term direct marketing, the company hopes to present a prototype in the next five years, a spokesperson for the company told EFE today.
The project stems from a research and development agreement of the US subsidiary of Sony and the university on AI and robotics, which they hope will address “the potential needs of households and small businesses that seek to automate the preparation and delivery of food and make these processes.” more efficient ».
Sony hopes that the results of the project “will be useful in a variety of areas that go beyond the simple preparation and delivery of food” and that they can be used in other areas.
Japan is a leading country in robotic implantation, a sector whose use could have a global economic impact of up to 4.5 trillion dollars (3.7 trillion euros) in 2025, according to estimates by the consulting firm McKinsey Global Institute.
The Asian country has been a pioneer in the development of robots for home integration, such as the Android Pepper, from Softbank, or the dog Aibo, from Sony itself, which this January launched after more than a decade a new version of the Intelligent and able to create emotional connections with humans, which exhausted all their existences during the anticipated sale.