KAR Kitchen Assistant Robot Joins Kitchen Bot Squad
The KAR - Kitchen Assistant Robot - was developed by Panasonic and the University of Tokyo. With 18 different sensors in its hand, this one-armed robot can pick up dishes and glasses, wash them, and put them in a rack.
Take a look at this video to see the KAR robot in action.
Panasonic's KAR joins an increasingly crowded kitchen full of robots determined to make your life easier.
ARMAR, a kitchen robot with the domestic touch, was demonstrated in Munich in 2006. Not only is ARMAR handy in the kitchen, it also is designed to work closely with human beings, unlike industrial robots which do not need such exacting constraints.
Professors at Tokyo University demonstrated this kitchen robot implementation in 2007; The robot is the result of four years of hard work using cutting edge technology gathered from more than 40 Robotics and Information Technology professors.
One thing is for sure, these robots are not only going to need training in working with humans, they will need to be able to work with their new bosses - robot chefs!