This space-age rice cooker from Zojirushi proves that robots might have something positive to contribute to human culture after all.
Its “Neuro Fuzzy” technology allows the device to think for itself, making subtle heat adjustments throughout the cooking process to create perfect rice — and more. It features different settings for various grains, an automatic warming feature and an easy-clean detachable inner lid. This 5½-cup model makes enough for a family of four. About $200 through online retailers, or find stores at www.zojirushi.com.