Death A La Mode: A Robotic Ice Cream Server

March 5, 2009

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I just don't get it -- why take the chance? What's wrong with paying some pimply adolescent $6/hour to serve ice cream? You have to look at his ugly face, that's what. Still, I want the record to show that I am anti-robotic ice cream server.

These Kuka industrial robots were programmed by 26 students over 5 weeks to serve ice cream (with toppings!) to attendees at Ohio Northern University's homecoming festivities.

Well, like the saying goes, "I scream, you scream, we all scream for HOLY SHIT THAT ROBOT HAS SPRINKLES -- HIT THE DECK!!!"

Hit the jump for a relatively boring 5-minute video about the servers of death.

Kuka Robots Serve Ice Cream, Very Slowly [botjunkie]

Thanks to Mitch, who requested caramel sauce but got chocolate instead so he tore the robots arm off and parted it out to build a rocketship. Good looking, Mitch.

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