We’ve all been there. We’re too tired, don’t have time, or simply don’t want to. That’s right, we’re talking about meal prepping. It’s completely understandable. We’re all busy working, some of us may be balancing a second side hustle job, many of us are parents, and some of us just simply hate cooking. Not to mention that cooking is just part of the process, we can’t forget to mention shopping for ingredients and then the inevitable cleanup involved.
Preparing your own meals can be a hassle, but the alternatives aren’t exactly ideal either. Ordering food can take a huge toll on your wallet, as well as your health. While you’re saving a lot of time, you’re certainly not saving any money, in fact you’re paying well over double the price that meal is actually worth. Still, some people just don’t have the time to cook. So what’s the solution?
Robotics company Moley Robotics, based in the U.K., has set out to solve this very problem. It has launched a Seedrs crowdfunding campaign in order to raise money ($1.2 million, to be exact) to create the robot kitchen, an AI-powered machine that will learn recipes. The machine has (somewhat creepy) hands that cook, and yes — even clean up afterwards!
According to the company’s press release, users can expect a lot from this new device. “Imagine someone like Gordon Ramsay or Jamie Oliver cooking for you in your kitchen. Imagine dishes from Top Michelin Restaurants cooked in front of you to the highest standard, not in your kitchen, but by your kitchen. Thanks to artificial intelligence, it can mimic the actions of a master chef precisely, bringing a variety of delicious dishes, cooked to the highest of standards in a domestic kitchen.”
The machine has been trained to mimic the movements of famous chef Tim Anderson, frequently seen on the BBC’s popular show, MasterChef. The promises continue: “Imagine you are buying a flat and the option is to have a regular kitchen or a robotic kitchen — it is clear which option you would choose,” Moley founder Mark Oleynik said in the release. “The success of our prototype makes us very excited. The future is very near.”
The device, called the Molly, is not yet released but it is rumored that its price tag will begin at around $75,000.
A life without having to do any dishes? Sign us up!