Watching these flexpicker robots in action fills me with a boyish wonder.
There’s lots more videos out there of these in action – a quick search on Youtube will bring up dozens. It’s almost hypnotizing to watch them work. It’s like watching a pianist who is incapable of striking a wrong note.
Still, I have to ask: all of that technology, all the programming, all the materials and equipment – all to produce shrink-wrapped pancakes? Why are people buying pre-made pancakes at all, when you can whip them up from raw ingredients at home in about ten minutes?
On another note, isn’t it remarkable who those shiny white flexpicker robots look eerily similar to the murderous infrared gun turrets in the video game Portal?
Life used to imitate fiction. Now it’s imitating video games.