Interactive Task-Sensitive Assistant (Ichef)

Lawrence A Birnbaum (Inventor), Kristian Hammond (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Interactive Chef: A Task-Sensitive Assistant NU 2003-004 Inventors Lawrence A. Birnbaum Leonard Chen Kristian Hammond* Short Description IChef is an intelligent system that emulates a human cooking assistant. Abstract Northwestern University researchers have developed a voice-activated, context sensitive software application to aid in culinary training in classrooms or simple cooking instruction for the home cook. The user is able to interact with the system by using voice commands. The IChef system is able to display recipes, give instructions and play videos showing specific steps of the recipe to aid the user. Since the IChef has a focused understanding of the user's needs in the context of each recipe, a rich voice interaction is created between the user and the system. Applications o Culinary training Advantages o Context-sensitive o Intelligent o Voice-activated Publications Chen L, Cheng S, Birnbaum L, Hammond KJ. The Interactive Chef: A Task-Sensitive Assistant (2002). Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. 234-234. IP Status Issued US patent number 7,890,336. Marketing Contact Arjan Quist, PhD Invention Associate (p) 847-467-0305 (e)
Original languageEnglish
Patent number7890336
StatePublished - Jul 15 2004


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