Would You Like Your Very Own Personal Robot Chef?

Yes, that is correct. You could possibly have your very own personal robot chef in 2017. Companies came from across the globe to feature the hottest and most cutting edge technology at CommunicAsia 2016.

Technology of the future

This year, the convention was filled with exhibitors showing off technology of the future. Robotic teachers to assist in pre-school child development, domestic robots, personal chefs and more were on display.

Pepper as an enhancement in pre-schools

Sous Chef

Sous chef, is a prototype personal robotic chef designed, created and co-founded by a team of students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design consisting of, Indian national Tushar Mohan, Chinese national Cai Ruihe and Singaporean Ashreya m Venkatesh.

The prototype Sous Chef shown at the event

Tushar Mohan, CEO and co-founder said “Sous Chef was created to help people to eat healthier, have control over what goes into their dishes and to eliminate the costs of eating out, all at an affordable price.” The team created sous chef after their users of their first project, a robotic assistant to prepare ingredients for cooking gave feedback that “it would be great if it could cook as well.” The team hopes to price Sous Chef affordably to allow more people to utilize their creation.

The team’s robotic food prep assistant

Sous Chef will feature, optional self-cleaning, liquid dispensers for normal and viscous liquids, refrigerated storage capable of holding 4 servings and has a motorised system attached at the back to a flexible robo-limb capable of mimicking the actions of a human chef’s arm. Sous Chef will go through several more iterations to refine its design and feature set and the team hopes to launch a Kickstarter campaign at the end of this year.


Ijini, from Innoplay, a Korean company, is a domestic, social robot pet. Capable of voice, facial recognition and motion detection, it is designed to provide an entertaining companion while also enhancing your home’s security.

Ijini on display

The ijini runs a modified version of Android and will feature a full voice command user interface alongside its mobile app. Innoplay CSO Jean said “Ijni is different from other domestic robots because it is smaller to better fit into homes, will be capable of machine learning and emotional recognition and respond accordingly.” Innoplay hopes to launch an Indiegogo campaign early July and hopes to be able to enter mass production in August this year.


Mr.Time, is a Korean based company that will allow you to customize the face of your smartwatch through their website or mobile app.

Live demonstration of Mr.Time in action

CEO of Apposter, Sung Hyun, Kyung said: “Allowing people to customize the face of their smart watch adds value to their watch and allows users to customize their watch faces to personal preference and makes it truly their own.”

Mr.Time currently has partnerships with Samsung, Huawei, Asus and hopes to enter partnerships with more companies to bring their customization options to more smart watch wearers.

CommunicAsia is part of the 27 th International Communications and Information Technology Exhibition & Conference, happening at Marina Bay Sands from 31 May – 3 June.

By Nicholas Ho / 1 June, 2016 14:00 GMT+8 Singapore

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