Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Larry the Vomiting Robot Spews for Science

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

The norovirus can be nasty. It causes severe diarrhea and vomiting in humans. It is also extremely contagious. You might remember several cases of outbreaks in cruise ships on the news. This virus is estimated to have caused over 90% of epidemic nonbacterial gastroenteritis in the entire world. So it only makes sense that scientists want to understand the virus better. That’s what Larry the vomiting robot is all about.
larry-vomiting-robot
At the Health and Safety Laboratory in Derbyshire, northern England, researcher Catherine Makison developed this humanoid simulated vomiting system. Yeah, Larry sounds much nicer. When scientists analyzed his reach, they found that small droplets of sickness can spread over three meters.

You see, vomiting, robots and science are all making great strides every time Larry spews. Larry Spews. That would have been a good name. Or Barf Simpson. Maybe just simply Ralph.

[via Neatorama]



Hulk Flipbook Animation

Hulk Flipbook Animation

Restoring a Mechanical Coin Bank

Restoring a Mechanical Coin Bank

Train to Atlantis

Train to Atlantis

Advertisement
The RAM 1500 Classic Rolls into 2021

The RAM 1500 Classic Rolls into 2021

The Subaru BRZ Is Dead, Long Live the BRZ

The Subaru BRZ Is Dead, Long Live the BRZ

Zero Labs’ Electric Land Rover is a Beauty and a Beast

Zero Labs’ Electric Land Rover is a Beauty and a Beast

Advertisement