This Unbelievable Robot Lets You Cook a Meal from 1000 Miles Away
Leave it to those enterprising Swedes to try to reinvent something as time-tested and tradition-heavy as slow cooking. A chef and a programmer launched a project called Collaborative Cooking and created the massive machine above to see if chefs could work together on a dish from afar. It has 35 different functions, from pouring spices to adjusting temperature and the goal is to create a meal over the course of 10 to 20 hours without human touch. In order to do that chefs can control individual aspects of the dish remotely. With the tap of a smartphone, anyone can add a pinch of salt, a few carrots or bring the pot from a boil to a simmer. Every action is tracked, reported to the chefs and printed out so there is a perfectly recorded recipe. Perhaps most interestingly, the dish is created with no tasting at all. Watch the clip above for more.