bbc.com / Cooking has long been regarded as a fundamental human activity but as our lives have become more hectic, our diets have become increasingly unhealthy.
With little time to devote to cooking, a little helping hand is sometimes needed.
In recent years, robotic chefs have made huge strides forward in their capabilities and are now moving from the factory into the kitchen.
Life: Connected is a video series from BBC Future focusing on how digital culture and technologies pervade everything we do.
Video script: Harish Suthi, from the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London.