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Ice Cream Mecha

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

photo of haley joel osment from the movie AIHave I mentioned my love of the movie A.I, Artificial Intelligence? It is amazing, and so so so so so sad. If you don’t know the story, a couple whose son is in an irreversible coma adopt a robot boy who has been programmed to love. He bonds with the parents and they begin to be a family, until their biological son unexpectedly recovers.

The bio-sun comes home and he is a total little sneak and plays tricks on his robot brother, ultimately triggering a self defense mechanism that nearly kills them both. The mother, trying to prevent the destruction of her robot son, drives out into the woods and lets him go, saying, “I’m sorry I never told you what the world is like.” OMG IT IS SO SAD.

The robot, Henry, just wants to love. It is like the weird inversion of that video with the rhesus monkeys and they are clinging to the fake monkey mom and crying. EVEN SADDER.

But the Yaskawa-kun ice cream robot isn’t sad! It gives you ice cream! According to Eater:

Designed for kids, after making their selection on a touchscreen, the robot selects a cone, fills it with soft-serve, drizzles sauce over it, adds toppings, and passes it to them through a window, all while maintaining a perky smile.

Now I want to cry. And have some ice cream.

PS: Science!

I Will Follow You, Robot Chef

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Hot on the heels of the doner robot, today Eater had a link to this SALAMI ROBOT. I’m going to go watch Heartbeeps now. —Snacktime

Things I Wish Upton Sinclair Had Lived to See

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Link: Things I Wish Upton Sinclair Had Lived to See

“Opposite to usual cutting of döner meat this robot has lot of advantage.” It’s “the next generation of döner-cutting techniques!”

(via the always awesome Awl—Snacktime)