Skip to comments.Your Very Own Cookie-Baking Robot
Posted on 08/07/2011 8:23:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
For some time Ive been trying to justify owning a robot without coming across as that weirdo with the robot. Now, I think I finally found my cover: A robot that bakes cookies!
Mario Bollini and Daniela Rus of the Distributed Robotics Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have taken a PR2 robot, which is made by the robotics company Willow Garage, and programmed it to mix dough from scratch, make a giant cookie and then bake it in an oven.
There are some caveats though (besides the giant cookie part). The PR2 robot costs about $400,000.
In June, the same researchers programmed the PR2 to place grocery store products in a shopping cart. They also taught the robot to mix a bowl of ingredients with the goal of making breakfast, obviously not for the robot to eat.
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Gee, for that amount of money, the robot should be able to do the dishes too.
I would be cheaper to visit your mother every once in a while. Don’t mother still bake cookies?
Oh c’mon, in a million years it pays for itself.
Engineers now-a-days have no sense of humor.
They should have made it look like Hillary.
Inspired by Hillary Clinton....
Too bad they couldn’t make good on all these robot helpers we were supposed to have for people as they got older.
400 grand for a robot cookie maker. I can pay a smarter human being minimum wage to bake a bunch of cookies and also sell them, and do a whole bunch of other things.
>>I can pay a smarter human being minimum wage to bake a bunch of cookies and also sell them<<
It is considered bad for to sell human beings.
It looks like Al Gore. Except a little more lifelike.
And you would call her cookie?
Or how about, uh, WALK?
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