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This robot’s sole purpose is to bake flatbread

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Now, getting a robot into the baking game might not sound likely, despite the fact that some of them are now able to receive simple natural language commands and scoop you some ice cream. The Rotimatic is not so much a robot as suggested, but rather, a smart flatbread making machine. This smart kitchen appliance intends to make it a snap to conjure your own hot flatbreads in the kitchen, since doing so by hand is tiresome and time consuming. Necessity being the mother of all invention, Pranoti Nagarkar, the inventor behind the Rotimatic, came up with this appliance that is capable of pulling together flour, oil and water from a trio of hoppers, before mixing them into a dough and baking it into bread. The amount of time required to get the job done? Less than what you need to brush your teeth and take a bath – we are talking about it being under two minutes, now how about that?

You wouldn’t expect robots to be into baking, but we’ve seen more than a few examples of the two coming together. Rotimatic is the latest smart kitchen appliance that wants to take the effort out of making Roti — hot flatbreads. It was invented by Pranoti Nagarkar, who found making Roti by hand so tiresome, that she built the device to save her having to do it herself. It works by pulling together flour, oil and water from three hoppers, mixing them into a dough and baking it into bread in under two minutes. Admittedly, you’re buying a device that does one job, but at least you can tweak the options to decide upon the thickness, baking duration, quantity of oil and type of flour on the built-in LCD. It can also work out if the consistency of the dough is correct as it’s making it, and if it’s feeling a little off, can add ingredients to correct the problem before cooking. It all sounds impression but, unfortunately, advances in technology come at a price. For the lucky first few hundred pre-order customers, the Rotimatic will be available for $600, with all of the latecomers being asked to spend $1,000 on the hardware. We can’t imagine too many people shelling out that sort of cash just to save a few minutes in the kitchen, but if you’re sick to the back teeth of rolling your own flatbread, and you eat enough to justify that sort of investment, you can make your orders from now.

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Sal McCloskey Sal McCloskey is a tech blogger in Los Angeles who (sadly) falls into the stereotype associated with nerds. Yes, he's a Star Trek fan and writes about it on Uberly. His glasses are thick and his allergies are thicker. Despite all that, he's (somehow) married to a beautiful woman and has 4 kids. Find him on Twitter or Facebook,

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