A robotic chef for your kitchen?
May 24th, 2008

The European Commission has founded a project named ‘Co-operative Human Robot Interaction Systems’ (CHRIS) for a total of €3.65 million. The project, which started in March 2008, will last 4 years. It is based at Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL) which will work with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and several other European institutions. At this time, the scientists are trying to answer a — not so — simple question: can you trust a robot to work safely with you in the kitchen? For example, a service robot might be stirring soup while you add cream. But how will it act if you get burned? Will it stop stirring if you ask it? As said one of the lead researcher, ‘This project aims to develop the rules we need to introduce this level of sophistication into service robots who are working closely with people.’ But read more…

Links: ZDNet, Primidi

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