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Pizza robot @ AAAI 2011

At the international conference AAAI 2011 in San Francisco, my colleague Sylvain and I presented our pizza-making robot.

The event was the so-called “Robotic Challenge @ AAAI”, and this year the topic was “Food preparation”.

Our robot is a modified Barrett WAM 7-dof robot arm manipulator, with a wooden rolling pin at the end-effector.

The robot learns from demonstrations how to roll out the pizza dough, in order to make the most perfect circular pizzas! Below you can see a video of the Robotic Challenge event, and here are a few photos of our setup:

Learning from Demonstration Robotics Challenge @ AAAI 2011
Video credit: Brandon Rohrer