X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Snackbot Snack-Delivering Robot: I Want One Now.

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

I’ve always wanted a robotic butler. You know, like the personal service ‘bots in Woody Allen’s Sleeper. Except without the sexual harassment part. Turns out that a team of industrious scientists at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have already built one. And this one delivers snacks! Sweet!

snackbot_snack_robot

CMU’s Snackbot is a roving wheeled ‘bot who’s primary purpose is to roam the halls of the University’s buildings, delivering tasty treast to students and faculty. Snackbot not only drives around bringing snacks, he also brings plenty of goodwill, with a pleasant-sounding voice communication system and calm demeanor unlikely to be rattled by even the most demanding snack customer. He features a sophisticated “multi-sensor fusion algorithms” which let him understand where he’s going, navigate through crowds, and can autonomously learn new objects.

My only complaint is that all that he seems to be delivering in the video clip above is granola bars and souvenirs. What kind of snacks are those? Where are my Ding Dongs, Ring Dings, Big Wheels and King Dons? Even Snackbot’s early prototype delivered M&Ms, Twix and Oreos…

snackbot_prototype

While Snackbot was designed for a nobler cause – studying human-robot interactions, bringing snacks to my office each day would be plenty reason for me to invest research dollars – as long as there are creme-filled snack cakes, that is.

[via BotJunkie]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
Being a Title Designer Tom Thum: Ratchet Face Nitro World Games: Winning Runs The Evolution of Matt Damon 95octane logo
The Best BMW M on the Market Has a Growl for the Ages SYNC 3 finds a Home in All the 2017 Fords Lamborghini CEO Says V12 Will Soldier on Nissan Unveils 2017 Titan Single Cab Trucks mightymega logo
DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series Batman Expression Pack Wonder Woman Gets Trailer, Looks Awesome Rick and Morty Recreate Hilarious NSFW Court Transcript Concept Trailer for Gene Roddenberry Biopic “The Pilot”
Advertisement