The 4th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia
Conference 12-15 December • Exhibition 13-15 December • Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

Emerging Technologies

Cooky: A Cooperative Cooking Robot System

We propose a cooperative cooking robot system that operates with humans in an open environment. The system can cook a meal by pouring various ingredients into a boiling pot on an induction heating cooker and adjusting the heating strength according to a recipe that is developed by the user. Our contribution is in the design of the system incorporating robotic- and human-specific elements in a shared workspace so as to achieve a cooperative rudimentary cooking capability. First, we provide a graphical user interface to display detailed cooking instructions to the user. Second, we use small mobile robots instead of built-in arms to save space, improve flexibility, and increase safety. Third, we use special cooking tools that are shared with the robot. We hope insights obtained in this study will be useful for the design of other household systems in the future.

Yuta Sugiura, Keio University and Japan Science and Technology Agency
Teruki Shinohara, The University of Tsukuba and Japan Science and Technology Agency
Anusha Withana, Keio University
Masayasu Ogata, Keio University
Daisuke Sakamoto, The University of Tokyo
Masahiko Inami, Keio University and Japan Science and Technology Agency
Takeo Igarashi, The University of Tokyo and Japan Science and Technology Agency