French YouTube user ioduremetallique proves that when you know your way around robotics, puny human rules just don’t apply to you. Basically, the robot has a levitating arm that can grab a can of soda and drop it down the vending machine for free. It’s controlled by a gamepad and though it isn’t exactly practical, well, genius solves everyday problems in different ways.
The action starts at around the 1:20 mark of the video (which is sadly all in French). When you see it work, you’ll wonder why people need to spend a dollar on that carbonated sugar water again. [ioduremetallique via Motherboard]