They’ve sure done some good things (and some weird things) in the world of food. To wit:
The pancake bot.
Still credit: YouTube
The robot waiter.
Photo credit: Nicolas Asfour, AFP
Ideal for friends who complain about the service no matter how fancy the establishment and how attentive the server. A robot waiter changes the whole game; now you can only blame the nerd who made the bot. Also, this dude dates back (like all good things do) to the ’80s.
The automat bot.
Photo credit: NYPL, Flickr
The vineyard-tending robot.
Photo credit: Youtube, AFP
Because many of us are farmers in our minds, but in reality we really don’t want to deal with getting dirty, “pruning and desuckering” vines in a vineyard. Thanks, robot.
The bartender robot.
Photo credit: Makr Shakr
For those days when you really, really don’t want to talk about your feelings or politics with the barkeep. Also: It’s called Makr Shakr. I mean come on.
The possessed soda machine robot.
Photo credit: Jon Manning. Vice.com
Who doesn’t harbor a nostalgic fondness for the first time she met a soda machine robot? Its punchy buttons are big, and bright, and it’s so satisfying to whale on one and hear the crash-thunk-crash of the can tumbling through the mechanized interior.
Lest you call this more “technology” than “a robot,” watch out, because a Seattle soda-bot that stocks itself and is definitely haunted is coming for you, packing like 30 cans of Grape Fanta.