The Yaskawa Motoman SDA10 is a dual arm industrial robot with robotiq universal grippers. That’s cool and all, but here is the part that puts all its specifications into perspective: This robot can cook.

Humans are quite lazy creatures. Yet we do like the idea of short-term effort in exchange for long-term benefits.

That’s why this robot can do more than just lift heavy objects and build gadgets for humans to play with. It may not understand what you’re going to do with an egg sandwich, but it can certainly make you one:

I want this robot and I don’t even like eggs. Seriously, I want an estimate for how many years I have to wait before I can order a robot that can cook. Will it even happen in our lifetimes?

Imagine a world where robots can cook anything for you. Imagine a world where each house comes with such a robot. Imagine a world where houses no longer have kitchens.

Maybe that’s a sad world to live in, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was coming. For many, cooking is a chore. Not always, but if you have to cook every single meal you eat, chances are you’re not enjoying the cooking part very much — that’s especially true if you spend more time cooking than you do eating. These are all good reasons for why every gadget in the kitchen was invented and why people love to eat out.

Robot cooks can’t come soon enough.

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