Did you ever wonder how far along humanity could be if people focused less on products that make us more lazy? We’d probably be traveling around, counting light years instead of miles and conquering distant planets that we don’t even know exist.
But, being lazy is a lot more fun in the short term, so we get technology like Baxter the ButlerBot and RoboFridge. After a couple of MGDs, we’ll forget all about what could have been.
Despite looking like a rolling trash bin, Baxter is designed to do what even man’s best friend can’t (believe me I’ve tried): fetch you an ice cold beer from the refrigerator. The system solves an age old problem: while you could get a robot (or perhaps canine) to bring a beer to you, how do you get him inside the refrigerator? By making it a robotic refrigerator, of course! You can see it all go down in the video below.
And to all you would-be beer-fetching robot designers out there, I’ll save you some work: it’s called an ice-filled cooler next to the couch. Problem solved