Mikey: Innovative Countertop Robot & Personal Kitchen Assistant

Can you envision a private assistant, who knows what foodstuffs you have in your refrigerator now, who is ready to come up with recipes of dishes that you can cook from these foodstuffs, who will tell you how to make these dishes and show you detailed pictures and videos of each step of the cooking method and will meanwhile preheat your oven, program your subsequent day, tell you the climate forecast and latest news and play your favorite music? It sounds like a fantasy, does not it? But we are glad to announce you that such an assistant already exists and his name is Mikey.

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We guess it would be fair to say that the largest next trend of our time is personalization. There are no two definitely equal folks in the globe. Absolutely everyone is distinct and people more and a lot more often strive for one thing customized, adapted for their private needs and a single-of-a-kind. The world’s major companies have cultivated this notion and started to concentrate on producing issues that can be our so-named partners. In other words, things will potentially turn out to be our intelligent assistants.

The notion is not brand knew and several men and women currently enjoy intelligent house systems. But regrettably, the niche of intelligent property systems incorporated into kitchens is nonetheless quite free, particularly when it comes to cooking process. We’ve already heard about Web-connected wise fridges with cameras that can show what’s in them via a smartphone app. But a countertop robot that ties a bunch of household appliances together and aids us with cooking is one thing brand new.

Mykie was introduced at the starting of this year in Los Angeles, and produced one more look at the international kitchen show – LivingKitchen – that was held in Cologne, Germany and that we discussed in our preceding post. At this exhibition Mykie was represented at the booths of Bosch and Siemens brands, which participate in the House Connect system.

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As you realized from the beginning of our post Mykie is a robotic device that has amazingly versatile functions. It is operated with a user’s voice, and as a genuine assistant it talks back and answers your inquiries.

Now as Residence Connect partners have a vast variety of appliances connected to the Web and operated from smartphone apps – a refrigerator, an oven, a washing machine, a dishwasher – Mykie becomes somebody, who can handle all of this hardware for you.

As we currently described, it can check your “smart” refrigerator and provide you relevant recipes with components you have in your fridge. Of course, it can also search for recipes by way of your voice commands. Though equipped with a small sensor screen, Mykie has a constructed-in projector that will show you bigger pictures and videos with step-by-step directions appropriate on your kitchen wall. And when you’ll be close to finishing the preparation of the ingredients, Mykie will have already taken care about preheating your oven!

In the future Mykie is planned to turn into even a lot more sociable: it will let its user to attend virtual cooking classes in genuine time. You will feel like at a actual workshop, exactly where you can watch, ask inquiries, cook together with other users and a chef, and exchange recipes and concepts!

As for Mykie’s design and style, it’s pretty laconic, compact and white. According to its creators, it was made so to match into any kitchen style.

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So far Mykie is at the drafting stage and represents a concept of a solution. The manufacturer nevertheless didn’t announce any data about the price tag and availability. But we hope that this intelligent countertop robot will get into several kitchens very quickly. And what we must anticipate is very nicely displayed in the official video on Youtube. Enjoy it!