> simple as cook a steak properly, a process that requires experience, judgement, and touch.
It doesn't require any of that.
You could easily build a thermal model of a steak and have something cook it exactly to your specifications. I'm still at a loss as to why ovens don't have ramp and soak functions. Industrial ovens control temp very accurately for metal working and solder reflow, there's no reason a home oven can't do that.
> recognising which parts are unpalatable or tough,
Visual recognition systems on production lines aren't new. They just need to be made cheaper.
> smell and sound and even things as subtle as regulating how much force you are using based on how much resistance your tools are meeting.
And we don't have chemical sensors to identify smells (or even things that have no smell), microphones or force sensors?