Apparently what the gastronomic world has been waiting for is a robot that cooks paella. Unsurprisingly the entrepreneurs behind this have Spanish credentials (28 January).
Source (in Spanish): https://economia3.com/2022/01/25/470213-el-robot-que-cocina-paellas-y-la-empresa-que-revoluciona-el-sector-foodtech/
A less in-depth account of the same story was supplied by The Guardian earlier last year:
An agro-robot in the US is being pitched as an eco-friendlier alternative to toxic chemicals in weed control, according to Forbes magazine (2 November)Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2021/11/02/self-driving-farm-robot-uses-lasers-to-kill-100000-weeds-an-hour-saving-land-and-farmers-from-toxic-herbicides/?sh=608a6a034070
Given our European focus, we should say that comparable technology exists on this side of the Atlantic, too.
The BBC had fun with its report on a robot vacuum cleaner that briefly ‘escaped’ from a life of domestic service in a Cambridge hotel (22 January)Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-60084347