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Koolio
April 21, 2004 10:08 PM   Subscribe

Koolio is a traveling autonomous refrigerator robot ... a cross between R2D2 and a vending machine.
posted by lola (8 comments total)

 
This is the greatest invention mankind has ever produced. I predict this will soon replace the woman, once they upgrade it to make sandwiches and retrieve the remote.
posted by fatbobsmith at 10:26 PM on April 21, 2004


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Interesting project, although not too practical (yet). I salute you, fatbobsmith, if you have managed to train a woman to fetch the remote, unless it is for the purpose of hogging it herself ;-)
posted by dg at 10:54 PM on April 21, 2004



This is the greatest invention mankind has ever produced. I predict this will soon replace the woman, once they upgrade it to make sandwiches and retrieve the remote.
posted by fatbobsmith


I hope to the highest hope that this was posted sarcastically. Either way, it's very ironic.
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:04 AM on April 22, 2004


Nice find, lola.

fatbobsmith:
How about a built-in remote?
posted by spazzm at 12:37 AM on April 22, 2004


fatbobsmith:
How about a built-in remote?


...And Laser Eyebeams. Not the Lasik type, either. The kind that can smite my enemies [tax collectors, etc.]

Though really for pure novelty, i think i'd take a Sony QRIO [Like a the tiny humanoid AIBO that dances and knows over 10,000 words] over a simple vending robot. No word when they'll make one i am able to afford, though.
posted by phylum sinter at 12:49 AM on April 22, 2004


at Yo! Sushi in London they have similar walking drinkbots, if you grab a drink from them they'll note it: "sake to man in blue shirt, brown hair". So I grabbed a drink just to hear what he would say, as I had a patterned b/w dress on and black and white hair a la the munsters.... The bot was perplexed and only said what drink was taken.
posted by dabitch at 2:43 AM on April 22, 2004


The Vending Tank is waaaayy more 1337.
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:25 AM on April 22, 2004


This is the greatest invention mankind has ever produced.

Fo shizzle.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 4:38 AM on April 22, 2004


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