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The robot that could replace Chinese chefs
Tired of shaking that heavy wok to make your stir fry? Let a machine called Robo-Chef prepare that Chinese dish for you
This machine could eliminate the need for humans to actually cook Chinese food, say its Japanese inventors.
This machine could eliminate the need for humans to actually cook Chinese food, say its Japanese inventors.
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he video: For those who aren't up to speed on making lo mein, a new robot can help. Robo-Chef, a $10,900 machine from Japanese company MIK, can automatically cook up dishes like fried rice and stir-fried vegetables. Just toss in the ingredients and Robo-Chef stirs and mixes them in the wok, so there's no need to shake the heavy pan yourself. (See a video below.) MIK says its device makes it possible for anyone to "cook Chinese cuisine with no training."
The reaction: This is godsend for "those who love Chinese food, but hate paying take-out prices," says TechWorld. Though in a way, Robo-Chef just speeds our descent into a strange sort of irrelevancy, says Paula Forbes at Eater. "Do we even need humans to have a successful restaurant any more?" Watch a video of the magic wok:

 

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