Most of the robots on show at CES earlier this month were designed for interacting with you to make you less lonely, controlling all the smart appliances in your home or helping to keep your kids entertained. Although they’re all great at what they’re designed to do, none will actually change the way you live your life.
However, Bosch’s Mykie kitchen robot could well change your life because it’s all for helping you craft healthier food based on the ingredients you have in the fridge already.
Sure, you’ll need a smart fridge so it knows what’s in there, but its projector will find recipes and help you create beautiful food with step-by-step instructions.
If you have a smart oven too, it’ll preheat it to the temperature you need to cook it to perfection, turning it up or down if a recipe calls for varying temperatures or turn it off if you’re not there to do it.
You can even attend cooking classes in real time, with Mykie’s virtual social kitchen feature, helping you improve the way you cook, with professionals helping you along the way.
A projector embedded in Mykie’s bottom will display pictures of the finished dish and steps in the cooking process, so you can turn your entire kitchen into a cookery book if you wish.
The robot can be controlled using your voice, but of course, he has a touchscreen as a face if you’d rather find recipes and information with your fingers instead (not a good idea if you’ve just been rubbing the ingredients together for pastry or chopping messy veg though).
If Mykie sounds like just the new gadget for your kitchen, hold your horses. It’s unfortunately just a concept at the moment and Bosch hasn’t announced how much you can expect to pay for it or when it’ll launch.