At last week’s CES, Whirlpool demoed its Interactive Kitchen of the Future. (Click here to see our interview with Whirlpool.) The futuristic kitchen focuses on ways technology can help families care for each other by thinking ahead, guiding and helping personalize the cooking experience.
The Whirlpool Global Consumer Design (GCD) group has evolved its conceptual smart kitchen to learn a family's likes and routines so the environment and appliances can anticipate their unique needs and adapt to unforeseen changes (e.g., getting through the morning rush or unexpectedly taking care of a sick child).
"We believe the most powerful innovations are inspired by human behaviors and needs," Tony Kirk, senior manager, GCD Advanced Studio, said in a statement. "A team of dedicated specialists analyzed a typical family routine and matched that with the latest emerging technologies to create Whirlpool brand's vision of how a family will cook and clean in the near future."