Video: Japan gets a ramen noodle robot

Japan is known as the country of robots, and lately, robot engineers in this country seems to be obsessed with the idea of replacing human cooks and chefs. Following inventions like the sushi or pancake-making robot, it’s now time to replace ramen cooks (ramen is a famous Japanese noodle dish).

The coolest thing about the ramen robot that’s currently working in a restaurant in Yamanashi prefecture (west of Tokyo) is that it’s made by the owner of that place. Yoshihira Uchida (who studied electronics in university) says he invested five years and $200,000 in the robot.