Oh Look, An Entire Army Of Evil Noodle-Slicing Robots

August 20, 2012


This is an army of 'Chef Cui' noodle-shaving robots designed and manufactured by Cui Runquan. The robots were designed to cut noodles from a block of dough cheaper and more efficiently than humans can. Plus today's youth don't want to work as noodle cutters. Kids! I spent two summers as a teen peeling potatoes at summer camp, and do you hear me complaining? Hell no, I got that out of my system a long time ago. It really did suck though.

According to Runquan in the video below, the only reason Chef Cui exists is because younger people are less willing to spend their lives working as a noodle shaver. The work is repetitive and can be very exhausting. So, really, it's humanity's fault for not wanting to do such a mundane job.

For about about $1,500 U.S. dollars Chef Cui "can slice noodles better than human chefs and it is much cheaper than a real human chef," says Liu Maohu, a noodle shop owner in China. "It costs more than 30,000 RMB ($4,700 USD) to hire a chef for a year, but the robot just costs me 10,000 RMB ($1,500 USD). It is a great machine, and it is better than man."

Because I'm ignorant, I didn't even know sliced noodles were a real thing. Regardless, no robot is cutting my noodle. Get it? Because I have it taped up between my buttcheeks. There's a video of the creepy bastards in action after the jump, but be warned: could be considered graphic depending on how you feel about blocks of dough getting sliced up. I used to have an uncle who was a pizza so it was hard for me to watch.

Hit the jump for the news report.

  • Guest

    Ooodles of noooodle rubuts. :D

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    I'm hungry now. I think I will go get some noodles for lunch.

  • OrehRatiug

    Why not just make a machine that doesn't look stupid and cost more? We're so fixated on making robots we miss that a machine like that doesn't need a Voltron face to function. Then again, Japan.

  • Because nobody loves a noodle slicing machine. How much cooler would your toaster be if it had a face and body and it looked like it was trying really hard to cook you toast?

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    Let me fix that for you

    "looked like it was trying really hard to shit you toast"

  • 大川 JMizu

    Too bad this isnt Japan...

  • It's especially because it's Japan. This machine is meant to be placed in noodle shops in a visible-to-the-customer sort of way. Shiny robot things work as marketing too. Sure, the robot is little more than a modified window wiper blade, but making it look all Voltron helps the shop owners move those noodles. :)

  • confused on why the robots have to look so angry? to simulate the emotions of a noddle chef?.. and the blinking eyes aren't helping

  • Henk

    I bet they could reduce the price if they cut the bling bling.

  • Ronnie Baldwin

    They clearly haven't seen the movie 'I, Robot.'

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