They may not make an appearance on The Iin a way that people ron Chef any time soon but the “Robot Chef” is able to slice noodles quickly, efficiently, and in a way that hasn’t turned off patrons of noodle houses in Beijing. Perhaps most importantly for business owners, they are cheaper and don’t complain as much as human employees.
When Cui Runguan came up with the idea to make the robot chef in 2006, the idea was that it’s the type of job that most people cannot do long term. It’s tiring, repetitive, and simple enough for the windshield-wiper technology of the robot to duplicate. At less than $2000 a machine, they’re less expensive than their human counterparts. Check it out in action: