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Toyota Research Institute experiments with robots that hang from the ceiling and unfold to clean the kitchen

Researchers are using fleet learning and simulations to train robots to navigate one of the most complex environments: A home.

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Visiting  private homes in Japan inspired researchers to build a new domestic robot that moves around on the ceiling instead of the floor.

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Working in a factory is easy for robots with the structured environment and repetitive tasks that come with that job. Helping with housework is a much bigger challenge. Scientists at the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) are taking on that challenge by building new domestic robots and training them in a mock home.

Gill Pratt, the CEO of TRI and Kelly Kay, the Institute’s executive vice president and chief finance officer, gave a virtual tour of the TRI labs on Thursday. Max Bajracharya, the vice president of robotics and Steffi Paepcke, the senior user experience leader, explained the research and development process for building

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The 9 trendiest kitchen renovation ideas for 2020

2020 is almost over, yet we’ve had plenty of time to distinguish between the various style- and design trends that have come and gone this year. Especially the ones intended for the heart of all homes: the kitchen. Let’s catch up with nine of the trendiest kitchen renovation ideas for 2020 (as collected from our ever-growing collection of professionals like Kitchen Planners, Architects, etc.)…

1. Stone style




a kitchen with a sink and a window: 1. Stone style


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1. Stone style

Although it never really left us, marble has made quite the ‘comeback’ this year, especially in modern/contemporary cooking spaces.

2. Light woods




a kitchen with a sink and a mirror: 2. Light woods


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2. Light woods

Pale woods are officially back in fashion, especially the ones flaunting rich textures like subtle-grained ash, pale oak, and light walnut. Bonus points if you manage to

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3 Tips to Decorate Your Kitchen on a Budget

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Los Angeles, CA ( TS Newswire ) — 30 Sep 2020

Over time, you may get tired of the same, old look of your kitchen. You should know that decorating your kitchen doesn’t need a lot of spending. With a modest budget, these 3 simple ideas will freshen up your kitchen space in a heartbeat.

Why Should You Decorate Your Kitchen?

There are several advantages to decorating your kitchen, namely:

  • Kitchen decoration projects take less time and effort than renovation projects.
  • A newly decorated kitchen is a cheaper way to give your home a fresh look.
  • Decorated kitchens inspire and invigorate the home cook, which means more delicious meals.

3 Ways to Decorate Your Kitchen on a Budget

If you want to keep expenses at a minimum, consider these 3

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50 Kitchen Gadgets Under $50 To Make You Feel Like A Professional Chef

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They say a chef is only as good as the tools in their kitchen, and as someone who has recently developed a love of cooking, I can confirm this is 100% true. The right equipment can make or break your kitchen experience, but you don’t need to splurge to have everything you need. Some of the best kitchen gadgets are under $50, so you can stock up on a bunch and live out your chef fantasies on a budget.

Trust me, making a delicious meal is easy as long as you have the right tools to assist you. Need to do a good bit of chopping? Having the right knife and steady cutting board makes it so much easier. Not sure if your chicken is cooked through? A meat thermometer will quickly solve that problem. Plus, there are tons of fun kitchen gadgets that make

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BARBARA’S BLUE KITCHEN at Aurora Theatre’s Our Stage Onscreen Digital Series

An Experimental Production of Barbara’s Blue Kitchen Kicks Off The Our Stage Onscreen Digital Series at Aurora Theatre

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News flash: We’re in the middle of a pandemic. That means there are no benches and chairs to sit on in your local Barnes & Noble. Baseball patrons are made of cardboard. And the theaters are closed. This last one stings the most, but the best Atlanta theaters are adapting to fill the void left by the absence of live theater. We’ve got drive-in cabarets. We’ve got outdoor opera. And we’ve got a variety of online stream-from-home offerings, including the new Our Stage Onscreen Digital Series at Aurora Theatre, a series that brings performing arts to homebound season supporters and new audiences while providing a safe workspace for Atlanta theatre artists. The inaugural offering, streaming now through October 4 for a hefty $30 rental fee, is

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Kitchen appliances that will perfectly assist your chef dreams!

The designs here aren’t your average microwave, stoves, or blenders. Technology has picked up pace – its no longer weird to ‘talk’ to your microwave or your fridge anymore. Kitchen appliances have followed the tech wave and if you’re new to the kitchen or an old professional, everyone’s kitchen can benefit from an upgrade with these awesome product designs. While quarantine has surely upgraded your cooking skills, its time to make your kitchen applications the perfect sous chef to your cooking challenges! Mini pancakes, anyone?

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Ordine by Adriano Design is an innovative cooking solution designed for the modern user. Optimized for small spaces, the design eliminates the need for a bulky traditional stove, clearing the way for more cabinet and counter space. The design features two hob units that are mounted on a central power hub on the wall. Elevated neatly out of the way, the user must simply grab

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5 clever kitchen storage ideas to clear clutter



a stove top oven sitting inside of a kitchen: Storage is a huge deal in the kitchen, where space is usually scarce. Make room in the heart of your home by trying these stylish kitchen storage solutions.


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Storage is a huge deal in the kitchen, where space is usually scarce. Make room in the heart of your home by trying these stylish kitchen storage solutions.

If there’s one thing you can’t have enough of in a kitchen, it’s places to pack things away out of sight – and these smart solutions that will save you space in spades. From open shelving to hidden storage in the island bench, here are five functional and stylish ways to maximise your storage space in the kitchen.

1. deep drawers

Cupboards will always have their place in the kitchen, but what’s becoming more and more popular are below-bench drawers. They’re brilliant for storing heavy and bulky pots and for housing appliances too.

Imagine the ease of loading a dishwasher without leaning over, or the convenience of having a freezer drawer at your fingertips. Deep

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Erika Ward’s Brilliant Kitchen Organization Tips

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Maintaining an organized home just makes life easier. When everything is in its place, you can move through your day with ease. Who wouldn’t want that? That’s why we’re taking you inside some of the most organized — and stylish — spaces crafted by some of our favorite design influencers and tastemakers. Get ready to take inspiration from the Organization Chronicles.


The kitchen is the heart of the home, and when you’re a mom of five, this is even more true. Consider the case of Atlanta-based interior designer Erika Ward, who admits it was imperative for her recent kitchen renovation to be conducive to her active lifestyle, especially now that she and her husband are working more from home.

Ward craved a comfortable yet stylish cooking space that would make it easy to prepare meals but also encourage her kids to assist with the clean-up afterwards (a.k.a. every parent’s dream).

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This Kitchen Will Make You Want Your Own Rotisserie Oven

Like many modern-day entertainers with old homes, Karen Williams had long found that the layout and flow in her Hamptons home just wasn’t quite ideal for her lifestyle. Luckily, Williams is creative director at luxury kitchen design company St. Charles New York, so, when faced with “the challenge of how to modernize a farmhouse kitchen,” she was pretty well-prepared. Not only that, but she’s clued in to some seriously game-changing design details that most homeowners would overlook.



a room filled with furniture and vase of flowers on a table: Karen Williams creates a decked out kitchen at her home in the Hamptons that's highly functional for cooking and hosting.


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Karen Williams creates a decked out kitchen at her home in the Hamptons that’s highly functional for cooking and hosting.

Beneath what looks like a pretty surface of sage green, textural accents, and marble countertops, are smart solutions to make the space highly functional for cooking and hosting (eventually!). Read on to learn from Williams’s expertise.

Open Concept

The first thing Williams did was remove a wall to create

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I Luv Company, Specializing in Silicone Kitchen Utensils and Idea Consumer Goods, Speeds Up the Entry into Overseas Markets – Press Release

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I Luv Company, which sells silicone kitchen utensils and idea consumer goods to hypermarkets and home shopping in Korea, is accelerating its entry into the overseas market.

I Luv Company is loved by housewives in their 30s, 40s and 50s, dealing with silicone and novel idea kitchen utensils and daily necessities, as well as safe consumer goods and cost-effective consumer goods.

I Luv Company owns 1 patent and 2 trademark registrations, 1 design, and 1 intellectual property rights, was awarded in the Trademark Design Rights Fair in 2018, and received a commendation from the Shared Growth Committee and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy in 2019. 

The main product of I Luv Company is silicone cooking utensils, and what’s special is that it is entirely made of silicone, unlike general cases where only part of the product is made of to lower the mass production cost,

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