Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Robot Chef

I came across this cute video of a “robot chef”. Cui Runguan, a Beijing inventor and restaurateur, has created a "robot chef" for slicing noodles: it's basically an automated dough-shaving knife encased in a charming retro-robot shell with superfluous blinking eye-lights. I find it rather cute – an Ultraman lookalike.

It was also mentioned that the diners featured in the news segment seem to treat the noodles as "hand-cut by a mechanical person" and not as "sliced by an industrial machine." It gives a different connotation, doesn’t it? The power of words!

On Monday, I was at KL’s Cititel MidValley to attend the two hundredth meeting of the MidValley Toastmasters Club. More than forty Toastmasters came to show support – they were from a good number of clubs such as Money & You, Friendship, HELP University, ITC, Taman Indrahana, Faith, YSP, Sunway University and MIMKL. I was the General Evaluator by the way. The meeting started on time but it dragged on until nearly eleven PM – one glaring shortcoming was that the meeting agenda didn’t give all the details. Still it was a great evening and I am giving it a score of a 7 out of a 10.

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