Can a robot make a breakfast omelette?

How many eggs does a robot have to crack to make an omelette? A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge have tried to find out by training a robotic arm to make and plate the breakfast dish using machine learning. From cracking the eggs and adding seasoning to whisking and pouring, the engineers were able to teach the robot how to create a fluffy plain omelette. ‘An omelette is one of those dishes that is easy to make, but difficult to make well,’ said Dr Fumiya Iida from Cambridge’s Department of Engineering, who led the research. ‘We thought it would be an ideal test to improve the abilities of a robot chef, and optimise for taste, texture, smell and appearance’

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