This is a great post and video about two robots making pancakes together. What’s amazing is that it’s not all preprogrammed. They’re figuring this stuff out on the fly:
James uses the Web for problem solving, just like we would. To retrieve the correct bottle of pancake mix from the fridge, it looks up a picture on the Web and then goes online to find the cooking instructions.
Rosie makes use of gravity compensation when pouring the batter, with the angle and the time for pouring the pancake mix adjusted depending on the weight of the mix. The manipulation of the spatula comes in to play when Rosie’s initially inaccurate depth estimation is resolved by sensors detecting contact with the pancake maker.