Shadow Robot received funding from Innovate UK to develop its Shadow Dexterous Hand. It features in the kitchen launched at the Hanover Messe trade show by collaborative partner Moley Robotics.

And what better way to prove its remarkable capability than to ask it to prepare a gourmet dish?

BBC Masterchef winner Tim Anderson set the robot hand a challenge to create a crab bisque. It performed the task perfectly time after time, with absolute consistency. “It’s the ultimate sous chef,” said Anderson.