While we’ve already seen robots meet and greet guests in Dubai, how about artificial intelligence that fully prepares dishes and whips up coffee? Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is making this a reality.
As part of the ‘Future Café’ at Dubai’s Gitex Technology Week 2019, TRA revealed its ‘Smart Robotic Chef’ that has been preparing various dishes ‘professionally and with high accuracy’ to visitors. Domo arigato, Chef Roboto.
The three-armed robot from TRA is programmed to prepare various types of food at speed, and even makes food to customer’s preferences. Want that steak cooked medium-rare?
Around the world, the Smart Robotic Chef is the only robot of its kind to prepare a complete meal without any human intervention. But that’s not all, as it also can make a mean cuppa.
Visitors at Gitex 2019 canalso ordered its ‘smart coffee’, making specific types of coffee that are prepared and presented to them by the robot.
“Through these technology projects, we have provided a foresight of how the near future will look like, and the change that AI, 5G and IoT technologies can make in our daily lives,” said senior director of digital innovation Eng. Majid Al Mazloum.
“A robot today can make a full meal, read a book, help the visually impaired walk, and provide other services. Today, we are opening the door for Emirati youth to enter the age of AI and contribute to the future of the UAE, placing it in the world's top countries in all fields.”
TRA even revealed a robot that plays badminton, boasting quick reactions catch a shuttlecock and send it back to the opponent. The ‘Badminton Robot Project’ means a player is never alone.
While there’s no mention of when it could officially be used in restaurants or cafés around Dubai, it could be a hint of the Robo Café that was rumoured to open last August.
While we wait for some artificial cooks, here’s a few other things to do in Dubai.