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A Robotic Roti Maker Frees Women from the Tyranny of the Stove Published: June 26, 2014

For Pranoti Nagarkar, frustration was the mother of invention, Yahoo Tech reports.

Making fresh rotis, the traditional flatbreads that South Asians enjoy with their meals, has traditionally fallen to the women in the family, often leaving them trapped at the stove while their families enjoy the meal.

But Nagarkar, who often cooked a full meal — rotis included — after a long workday as an engineer, dreamed of a way to solve that problem and free women to join their families at the table.

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