zaterdag 1 september 2012

Virtueel koken in 3D

Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed an augmented-reality cooking simulator that will help aspiring chefs become better cooks.
The simulator features a ‘force feedback’ frypan and spatula that accurately recreates the sense of cooking in a kitchen.
With its 3D interface, virtual ingredients are projected on to the frypan, which users can move and stir.
When users interact with the frypan, the virtually-projected food would change color based on ‘heat’ calculated by the simulator.
The simulator even mimics the weight of the ingredients, allowing users to get a feel of cooking without the use of any actual ingredients.
According to the researchers, the technology combines a ‘rigid-body physics engine library and a heat-conduction simulator’ that are able to calculate the amount of moisture being evaporated and the temperature when cooking.
It shows the meat turning color from red to brown, and the vegetables turning dark, as they are cooked—simulating cooking in real life.
Citaat van A cooking simulator that helps aspiring chefs become better cooks.
En ik moet al de hele tijd aan de Swedish Chef denken:
Børk! Børk! Børk!

Via Jeroen

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