Technology: Robot chef mans the griddle at theme park in Nagasaki

(From Asahi Shimbun)

A robot showed off its dexterity with spatulas at a theme park here on July 12, flipping tasty “okonomiyaki” (Japanese pancakes) over a hot stove and topping them off with sauce, mayonnaise and “aonori” (seaweed) in a grand flourish.

A robot brushes okonomiyaki with sauce at “Hen na Restaurant” at Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture. (Kaname Kakuta)

A robot brushes okonomiyaki with sauce at “Hen na Restaurant” at Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture. (Kaname Kakuta)

The android chef is part of the “Kingdom of Robots” attraction that will open at Huis Ten Bosch theme park on July 16.

A robot guides visitors at “Hen na Restaurant” at Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture. (Kaname Kakuta)

A robot guides visitors at “Hen na Restaurant” at Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture. (Kaname Kakuta)

The robot exhibit is a new installment of the theme park’s Kingdom series, which has featured light shows, revue performances and other attractions. Read more



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