DUBLIN, Ireland -- Scientists have developed a machine
combining computerized optical scanners and fuzzy logic to
build mathematically perfect pizzas.
According to a report in the Times of India, the
efforts of Sun Da-Wen and Tadhg Brosnan, researchers at
Ireland's University College Dublin, the pizza of the future
will be sauced, cheesed and topped with millimetric
They've achieved their so-called perfect pizza by taking 25
digital snapshots of 25 pizzas. The details of those images
then were broken down and transformed into a mathematical
formula to define the optimal pizza crust area and spatial
ratio between toppings.
Once used in production, the system will employ cameras
that scan pizzas as they're made and compare them against the
idea model in the photographic database. If a pie is found
topped or sauced disproportionately or unevenly, it’ll be
rejected or corrected.
The full report on the scientists’ work is published in the
most recent issue of the Journal of Food