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Meet AUSCA, the Singapore-made robot that can serve up eggs
« on: November 25, 2017, 01:30:21 pm »
Can’t crack an egg? Fret not, because AUSCA can do it for you.

AUSCA, which stands for Automated Service Chef Associate, is the world’s first front-of-house autonomous service chef robot prototype. AUSCA’s job is to make the perfect egg dish for guests at hotel M Social Singapore’s award-winning restaurant, Beast and Butterflies.

All you have to do is place an empty plate on AUSCA and make a selection of how you want your eggs cooked – sunny-side up or omelette. AUSCA will then start making the egg dish by pouring some oil, cracking the eggs and frying them.

After around three minutes, it will place the eggs on the plate and the dish is ready to be eaten. The eggs appear squarish due to the shape of the pan.

As AUSCA is still a chef-in-training, it is only able to prepare sunny-side ups and omelettes at the moment, but will be programmed to offer more variation in the near future.

Under guidance by Republic Polytechnic’s School of Hospitality, AUSCA was developed by Kurve Automation. It received financial support from Singapore Productivity Centre’s Applied Research initiative.

AUSCA comes after its robot sister, AURA, was launched in September. AURA can operate lifts to go between floors, and its sensors allow it to detect obstacles or passengers along the way. AURA has also since been upgraded with a new feature of interacting with guests, besides just delivering items like bottled water, towels, toiletries and amenities to guest rooms.

More at https://sg.yahoo.com/style/meet-ausca-singapore-made-robot-can-serve-eggs-060626348.html