I skipped breakfast, but Samsung had a robot make me a salad

Speaking of buying a Bot Chef, Samsung (understandably) doesn’t have a firm launch window in mind yet. Samsung did say, however, that it engineered these arms with accessibility in mind — in other words, they’re not supposed to be super expensive. Think refrigerator money, not kitchen renovation money. That’s still a pretty wide range for Samsung to play, but it’s at least nice of the company to recognize that the true value of oddball smart home products is in making life a little easier for everyone, not just the well-heeled.

Oh, and that salad? Not bad! The human attendant told Bot Chef to leave out sesame seeds in favor of some Sriracha, and the end result could’ve used a bit more texture. Since Samsung didn’t have any cutlery on hand — it clearly didn’t expect anyone to want to eat the results — I’m glad Bot Chef’s recipe didn’t involve any thick, creamy dressings I’d struggle to clean off my hands. Salad standards are a very personal thing, and you might not like the results as much as I did, so I’ll say this: If Samsung sold these things for $12 a pop in New York City, I don’t think most Manhattanites would find much to complain about.

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