Moley Robotics: Robotic Kitchen Unveiled, New Mass Market for Domestic Robots

“The world’s first Automated Kitchen was unveiled today at Hanover Messe, the premier industrial robotics show. Created by Moley Robotics, the system features a dexterous robot integrated into a kitchen that cooks with the skill and flair of a master chef.
The company’s goal is to produce a consumer version within two years, supported by an iTunes’ style library of recipes that can be downloaded and created by the kitchen.
The prototype in action at the show (Hall 17 Stand E84) is the product of two years development and the collaboration of an international team including Sebastian Conran who designed the cooking utensils and Mauro Izzo, DYSEGNO and the Yachtline company, who created the futuristic Kitchen furniture.
Two highly complex, fully articulated hands, made by the Shadow Robot Company, comprise the kitchen’s key enabling technology. The product of over eighteen years research and development, Shadow’s products are used in the nuclear industry and by NASA. Able to faithfully reproduce the movements of a human hand, their utility underpins the unique capability of the Automated Kitchen.
The Moley Robotics system does not cook like a machine – it captures human skills in motion. Tim Anderson, culinary innovator and winner of the prestigious BBC Master Chef competition (2011) played an integral role in the kitchen’s development. “