With so many new integrated options of viewing recipes while cooking, to make an impact you have to be different – Phyno different! What I mean is an application that projects the recipe onto the ingredients. Yu Suzuki and colleagues at Kyoto Sangyo University, the cooking support system will be showcased at the 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction in Matsue, Japan.
The device uses the combination of image processing and speech interaction and is meant for newbies who may find cumin and cardamom as confusing as how to fillet a fish. Interestingly, the device uses three ceiling-mounted projectors and two high-speed cameras synced with an overlay of computer graphics. So to fillet the fish it will project an animated knife fish, guiding the cook where to cut it exactly.
One of the biggest advantages with the system is that the cook stays focused with the ingredients rather than moving between the recipe book and the actual task at hand. Apparently Phyno the robotic droid can chat with the cook and explain where to place the ingredients as the projectors highlight the cutting board. The robot also keeps pace with the recipe steps, asking the cook if their current step in the recipe has been completed or not. Maybe this robot can help people get back to home cooked food rather than eat out, its way cheaper and healthier too!