Motoman robot chef can whip up a mean okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki is a type of fast food popular in Japan, which sort of resembles a pancake filled with ingredients like meat, vegetables, and shrimp. While preparation is fairly straightforward, the custom fillings mean that they are usually cooked to order, requiring the services of a short order cook.

At this weekend's International Next Generation Robot Fair in Osaka, Yaskawa Electric is demonstrating that their Motoman SDA10 robot is more than man enough for the task, taking verbal orders directly from customers, then cooking up the tasty treats using standard human kitchen utensils. No word on whether Yaskawa also brought along one of their popular Robobars to provide some beverages to wash it all down.

Pink Tentacle, via Born Rich