I Want This Now

I want this: A robot monkey that will make me coffee every morning. Then, it will go down to the deli downstairs jumping through the fire stairs, pick me a bagel with pastrami and cream cheese, an climb back up.

It's too bad that this video of Hina, a small robot grinding and making coffee is staged. It's not stop motion or fake, however. It's very real. These remote controlled robots are commonly used in Japan, and can be programmed to perform extremely complex movements and long routines. What you are watching here is precisely that.

The mechanics are there. Now we only need the artificial intelligence, and we will be ready to go. [Getnews via CrunchGear]

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