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Canada has issued a guideline for the Duke and Duchess’ visit in the country.

Kate Middleton, Prince William and children arrive in Canada for royal tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and their two adorable children, George and Charlotte, landed in Canada this Saturday, September 24.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour itinerary revealed

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and their two children have started their official Canadian tour today.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour: Canada sets etiquette rules for meeting the royals
Kate Middleton, Prince William and children arrive in Canada for royal tour
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour itinerary revealed
Kate Middleton voted UK’s most influential fashion icon
Pippa Middleton talks fiancé, new cook food, being labeled a ‘party girl’

BakeBot robot makes cookies

by Nicole
August 8, 2011 at 9:02 am

A robot that knows how to prepare a cake from start to finish was recently designed.

Despite being rather messy in the kitchen, the BakeBot robot wears a chef’s cap, a paper surgical smock as an improvised apron. He knows when the dough is mixed and when it is ready to be put in the oven.

Mario Bollini, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, programmed a robot from the Willow Garage to mix cake dough, put it in a tray and then in the oven.

BakeBot uses a video camera and a laser scanner to generate a 3D map of the objects on the table. He identifies bowls by color then adds the main ingredients measured in advance. However, its movements, although correct, don’t have the subtlety that is typical to humans.

Daniela Rus, Bollini’s advisor and leader of the Distributed Robotics Lab at MIT, says that despite its not very appetizing aspect the cookie tastes fabulous.

Willow Garage robots have already learned how to prepare pancakes.

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