The Fantastic Four used to have one of these in the comics, everybody's dream of a robot that really does cook, clean and load the dishwasher. The video below the fold shows it handling cookware like Emeril, then emptying glasses and putting them in the dishwasher.
Imagine, programming it with the chef of your choice. Bam!
Panasonic hopes to sell a billion dollars a year worth of robots in five years, with a line that includes robotic beds, hospital porters, and other devices that will make a Roomba want to hide under the sofa.