“KogniChef”: A Cognitive Cooking Assistant

  • Alexander Neumann
  • Christof Elbrechter
  • Nadine Pfeiffer-Leßmann
  • Risto Kõiva
  • Birte Carlmeyer
  • Stefan Rüther
  • Michael Schade
  • André Ückermann
  • Sven Wachsmuth
  • Helge J. Ritter
Research Project

DOI: 10.1007/s13218-017-0488-6

Cite this article as:
Neumann, A., Elbrechter, C., Pfeiffer-Leßmann, N. et al. Künstl Intell (2017). doi:10.1007/s13218-017-0488-6

Abstract

Cooking is a complex activity of daily living that requires intuition, coordination, multitasking and time-critical planning abilities. We introduce KogniChef, a cognitive cooking assistive system that provides users with interactive, multi-modal and intuitive assistance while preparing a meal. Our system augments common kitchen appliances with a wide variety of sensors and user-interfaces, interconnected internally to infer the current state in the cooking process and to provide smart guidance. Our vision is to endow the system with the processing and the reasoning skills needed to guide a cook through recipes, similar to the assistance an expert chef would be able to provide on-site.

Keywords

Smart home Assist Cooking Assisted living Human machine interaction 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Neumann
    • 1
  • Christof Elbrechter
    • 1
  • Nadine Pfeiffer-Leßmann
    • 1
  • Risto Kõiva
    • 1
  • Birte Carlmeyer
    • 1
  • Stefan Rüther
    • 1
  • Michael Schade
    • 1
  • André Ückermann
    • 1
  • Sven Wachsmuth
    • 1
  • Helge J. Ritter
    • 1
  1. 1.Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction TechnologyBielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany