Laser cooking: A novel culinary technique for dry heating using a laser cutter and vision technology

Kentaro Fukuchi, Akifumi Tomiyama, Kazuhiro Jo, Shunsuke Takao

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Abstract

We propose a novel cooking technology that uses a laser cutter as a dry-heating device. In general, dry-heat cooking heats the whole surface of an ingredient, while a laser cutter heats a small spot of the surface in a very short time. Our approach employs a computer-controlled laser cutter and a video image-processing technique to cook ingredients according to their shape and composition, allowing for new tastes, textures, decorations, and engraving unique identifiers to the ingredients. We introduce some examples of laser cooking. In addition, we propose a multi-layered 3D printing technique using powdered sugar to create edible sculpture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCEA 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Workshop on Multimedia for Cooking and Eating Activities, Co-located with ACM Multimedia 2012
Pages55-58
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 10 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventACM Multimedia 2012 4th Workshop on Multimedia for Cooking and Eating Activities, CEA 2012 - Nara, Japan
Duration: Nov 2 2012Nov 2 2012

Publication series

NameCEA 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Workshop on Multimedia for Cooking and Eating Activities, Co-located with ACM Multimedia 2012

Other

OtherACM Multimedia 2012 4th Workshop on Multimedia for Cooking and Eating Activities, CEA 2012
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period11/2/1211/2/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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