Robot that can cook a paella is causing quite a stir in Spain

Robot that can cook a paella is causing quite a stir in Spain

The Guardian

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While paella purists may blanch at prospect, creator of robotic arm insists it’s just another labour-saving device

Leaving aside self-aware computer networks that send cyborgs back through time to terminate humanity’s saviour before birth, few technological developments are quite as terrifying – to Spanish palates, at least – as the prospect of a paella cooked not by a trusty Valencian hand but by a cold steel one.

Since it was unveiled at a hospitality industry fair last month, the world’s first robotic paellero has been causing a bit of a stir. Set the programme, load the sofrito, rice, stock and seafood, leave it alone and the robotic arm, which is hooked up to a computerised stove, will do the rest.

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