A Singapore engineering company built a robot capable of serving a hot laksa bowl in only 45 seconds, one of the city’s best-known dishes.
The electric sous-chef, named Sophie by its creators, can burn blanch, add cooked shrimp and a spicy coconut soup with a ladle, all with a minimum of overflow, about 80 bowls per hour.
“It’s excellent, I would say there’s no difference between the one created by the robot and human,” said Paul Yong, a guest at Friday’s launch event catered by Orange Clove, which developed the machine with a local engineering company.
Sophie will reduce staff at Laksa Station from two chefs to one, whose main role will be to replenish the ingredients and keep the counter clean.
Tan said the company chose to make a laksa robot because it was one of their most popular dishes in season, but they are currently working on adapting the design to serve a local stir fried dish and prawn noodle soup.
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