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Get Me A Sandwich, Robot!

In the past we’ve seen a lot of robots that have been built to expertly craft meals for you. I can’t even believe how many links I just included and that isn’t even all of the links to the robots we’ve seen who were built to expertly craft meals for you. Suffice to say that we have LOTS of options in the at-home robot chef department. But what if you feel like a meal from your favorite local restaurant? And you don’t know how the chef makes the dish you like because it’s a secret, even when you told him you needed to know for food allergy reasons he wouldn’t tell you, so you can’t program the recipe into your chef robot? What are you supposed to do then? You can’t GO to the restaurant. First of all you’re busy, thanks, and second of all it’s 2011. You shouldn’t have to “go to the restaurant” like you’re living in the goddamn 1940s. Thankfully we have a robot that will go to your favorite local spot (Subway) and pick up your favorite dish for you (a Subway sandwich).

EXCELLENT JOB, ROBOT! Now all you need to learn how to do is order contacts online and make appointments with a dentist in my area. One thing I don’t understand about these robots, though, is why they all have those roll-y mouths. I thought they reminded me of something from Mystery Science Theater 3000 or Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, but I couldn’t find the thing I was thinking about. It’s possible that I was thinking of Conky from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, but I don’t think so. Does anyone know what these robot roll-y mouths remind me of? This is super important. (Thanks for the tip, William!)