Robot-supported food experiences exploring aesthetic plating with design prototypes

Christian Østergaard Laursen, Søren Pedersen, Timothy Merritt*, Ole Caprani

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Robots are increasingly taking up roles in society to support and interact with humans in various contexts including the home, health-care, production and assembly lines, among others. Much of the research focuses on efficiency, speed, accuracy of repetitive tasks, and in most cases the robot simply replaces and performs work tasks originally performed by humans. Looking beyond the simple replacement of humans with robotic servants, we focus on increasing creativity and pleasurable experiences supported by robots for the preparation, serving and consumption of food. This is a culturally rich area to design for, which is steeped in tradition, social norms and expectations. How can robots play a role in this context? We observed and interviewed chefs to gain a sense for opportunities for robotic technologies. We then created nine exploratory video prototypes involving food preparation with a robotic arm taking departure in themes of haute cuisine, “plating”, and the arts in order to show some of the capabilities of robots and to spark their imagination for possible future uses of robots in the kitchen. Through questionnaires and interviews, we gained feedback from ten chefs with resulting themes including harsh criticism and resistance to robots as well as desire and interest for robots to support food experiences as a partner in the restaurant. We discuss emergent themes from the feedback and provide discussion on future work needed to explore robots as partners in creative contexts.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelCultural Robotics - 1st International Workshop, CR 2015 and Held as Part of IEEE RO-MAN 2015, Revised Selected Papers
RedaktørerJeffrey T.K.V. Koh, Belinda J. Dunstan, David Silvera-Tawil, Mari Velonaki
Antal sider24
ForlagPhysica-Verlag
Publikationsdato1 jan. 2016
Sider107-130
ISBN (Trykt)9783319429441
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 jan. 2016
Begivenhed1st International Workshop on Cultural Robotics, CR 2015 and Held as Part of IEEE RO-MAN 2015 - Kobe, Japan
Varighed: 31 aug. 201531 aug. 2015

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Konference1st International Workshop on Cultural Robotics, CR 2015 and Held as Part of IEEE RO-MAN 2015
LandJapan
ByKobe
Periode31/08/201531/08/2015
NavnLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Vol/bind9549
ISSN0302-9743

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Laursen, C. Ø., Pedersen, S., Merritt, T., & Caprani, O. (2016). Robot-supported food experiences exploring aesthetic plating with design prototypes. I J. T. K. V. Koh, B. J. Dunstan, D. Silvera-Tawil, & M. Velonaki (red.), Cultural Robotics - 1st International Workshop, CR 2015 and Held as Part of IEEE RO-MAN 2015, Revised Selected Papers (s. 107-130). Physica-Verlag. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Bind. 9549 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42945-8_10