When Jeckle was but a wee munchkin, his teacher asked his class what they wanted to be when they grew up. Jeckle said he wanted to build robots so “Mum had help”.
It would seem technology isn’t waiting for Jeckle to grow up.
The latest offerings from companies such as LG and Samsung are moving us towards automated kitchens:
Kohler have invented voice activated taps. Put your jug in the sink, ask the tap to fill it with a litre of hot or cold water and presto, it does.
What about LG’s oven that includes some of the latest must-have gadgetry, such as an air fryer and sous vide function, but with controls that can be managed by voice, “preheat oven to 180’C”. Or by your smartphone, scanning the barcode of your Hawaiian pizza which sends the cooking instructions to your oven.
Now, the futuristic appliances I’ve already mentioned might not seem that far-fetched, but wait until you meat Samsung’s Bot Handy. This really is a robot!
A large robot with a single, multi-jointed arm and hand can open your dishwasher and carefully put your items away. It uses artificial intelligence and object recognition to apply the safest amount of sensitivity to each grip ensuring it won’t chip the good plates. And yes, it can pour you another glass of Chardonnay so you don’t need to beg your spouse to do it for you.From news.com.au
Samsung have a whole range of forward thinking smart AI designs which you can read about here.
Of course, the floor might need a clean as well. We all know there have been robotic vaccum cleaners around for a number of years now, but the ones of the future will be activated by voice to clean the room and even mop at the same time. For stubborn grime like sauce, the new vacuum and mopping robots will scrub on the spot to ensure it is clean before moving on.
Of course, these futuristic appliances extend to other parts of the house as well (automated laundry anyone?).
I wonder how effective they will be? But the thought of not having to spend hours cleaning does sound attractive.
Would you like an automated kitchen?