This Robot Chef Will Skillfully Flip Your Pancakes

August 30, 2015

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The human race’s pancake flipping days could soon be over. MIT Technology Review reports that RobotHow — a European robotics research project focused on teaching robots to understand language — has developed a robot chef capable of using instructions to complete complex tasks like flipping pancakes and making pizza.

While things like flipping a pancake might seem simple, for robots it’s a challenge to determine how much force and what exact motion is required to complete the action, writes Quartz. The robot called PR2 learns tasks by following instructions on wikiHow. PR2 also observes the tasks…