Recipetable (2005)

Tangible navigation using camera-vision and real food products.

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The recipetable is an interactive workplace built into a kitchen counter top that enables a user or several simultaneously to intuitively and interactively search for recipes. The user places products upon the workplace surface, and these are then recognized by the system. The position and the quantity of the selected ingredients result in recipe suggestions, which the user can navigate through by rearranging the products on the workplace surface. These recipe suggestions are also depicted graphically as finished dishes on the interactive workplace. The interactive search for recipe suggestions is unique in that the search results involve using only those products that the user has selected.

For the installation prototype camera vision and abstract symbol tracking were implemented with the future of RfiD tags replacing Barcodes in mind. We obtained a fully working vision engine written in c++ and implemented it into our navigation written in Java. We created a recipe-database containing about 70 recipes which resulted from the limited number of ingredients chosen for exhibition purposes.


This work was realized as part of the team:
Andreas Zingerle, Thomas Wagner, Istvan Loerincz and Hannah Perner-Wilson