Cooking with robots: Designing a household system working in open environments

Yuta Sugiura, Diasuke Sakamoto, Anusha Withana, Masahiko Inami, Takeo Igarashi

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Abstract

We propose a cooking system that operates in an open environment. The system cooks a meal by pouring various ingredients into a boiling pot on an induction heating cooker and adjusts the heating strength according to the user's instructions. We then describe how the system incorporates robotic- and human-specific elements in a shared workspace so as to achieve a cooperative rudimentary cooking capability. First, we use small mobile robots instead of built-in arms to save space, improve flexibility and increase safety. Second, we use detachable visual markers to allow the user to easily configure the real-world environment. Third, we provide a graphical user interface to display detailed cooking instructions to the user. We hope insights obtained in this experiment will be useful for the design of other household systems in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2010 - The 28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings
Pages2427-2430
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 1
Event28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2010 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 2010 Apr 102010 Apr 15

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Volume4

Other

Other28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2010
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period10/4/1010/4/15

Keywords

  • cooking interface
  • cooking procedure
  • cooking with robots
  • human-robot interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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