I'll take six of the $US200,000 ramen-making robots Yoshihira Uchida built for his noodle shop Momozono Robot Ramen. The robot crafts completely customised ramen broth—there are over 40 million flavour possibilities you can configure. Mmmmm.
The robot makes the soup, which customers order from a computer screen, where they can switch up the amount of soy sauce, saltiness and richness to make the perfect broth. Uchida hasn't quite figured out how to completely replace humans yet, however, since they still make the noodles and add the toppings, though automating those tasks is next on his list. Still, even using meatbags, the entire process of assembling a bowl of ramen takes just two minutes. Yeah, faster than crappy instant noodles. [Mainichi via New Launches]