To teach the robot, master pizza chef Enzo Coccia wore a suit of movement-tracking sensors to analyze movements that RoDyMan tries to mimic.
The robot is equipped with visual sensors to follow the dough in real time, and map its position as it's tossed in the air.
Engineer Bruno Siciliano, who has been working in the robot for five years, hopes that with practice it will be able to hold and handle the pizza as a chef would.
The main goal for RoDyMan is eventually "to emulate a chef's agility and dexterity with the best performing mobile bimanual robot system," Siciliano told Axios.
RoDyMan will debut at the Naples pizza festival in May 2018.