Dean Putney at 11:59 pm Tue, Apr 10, 2012
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Brandon Boyer gives this the lofty designation of "the funniest 20 seconds of video". Even after repeated viewings, I can't stop laughing.
love the “humf…thanks” at the end
Humor is indeed subjective.
Err, that’s not even the funniest 20 seconds of video featuring Carling.
1- An animated GIF waiting to happen.
2- I kept waiting for it to dump the strawberries into the beer.
3- Best part? The arm falling off. It sounds like it’s saying “Oh dear, my arm has fallen off!”
With a build-up like that it was bound to be a disappointment.
It’s okay, Dean (and Brandon), I found it funny.
Yeah, I thought it was wonderful. We really aren’t living in the future of helpful robots we were promised! This one probably also bursts into flames for no reason at 3 a.m.
Anyway, I very much hope the people who didn’t like it will take a moment out of their busy day to register their disapproval.
I didn’t find this very funny either, but the robot is cute. His name is Shakurai-kun (シャクライ君) if you want more from the Google. It looks like he’s from 2002, costs about $50, and pours standard beer cans just fine.
The second time I watched I had to laugh.
He’s so cheerful in utter failure.
Kind of like whoever called this “the funniest 20 seconds of video.”
Dunno what’s wrong with you guys, I can’t think of any amount of hyperbole which would have made this seem not extremely funny.
I bet you’re the people who actually found 3 months of endless posts about anagrams of train maps amusing
My question is, why does the arm fall off, AFTER it empties the beer?
Well if the arm fell off first it couldn’t pour the beer now, could it?
It’s just a matter of good product design.
Humour is indeed subjective; but if you don’t find this even mildly amusing I’m going to assume that you’re more broken than the robot.
With apologies to Cheech and Chong:
“Honorable kamikaze robot, you are embarking on MOOOOST dangerous mission. Taking beer can HIGH up in sky, you will search out Yankee beer glass. Then, you will rotate honorable beer can DOWWN, spilling it on yourself and everywhere else. Now, before we have ceremonial sake toast, are there any questions? Yes, you in the back, Sakimora! ” “Honorable general sir!” “Yes?” “Are you out of you f’ing mind?”
This robot should hang out with the automato57.
Holy moly that’s an awesome robot.
I was thinking exactly that thing.
thats fucking great!
<————–Still laughing. Loved it!
Haters gonna hate. This is a wonderful thing.
If only some sparks flew out and the voice slowed down to demon pitch.
I laughed my ass off, which is kind of ironic because I was keeping a can of Carling warm up there.
Reminds me a bit of (the new) Willy Wonka’s welcome to his chocolate factory.
After just one viewing I was able to stop laughing.
“If I pour the beer, I’m an enabler. If I drop the beer, I make a mess. Somehow I managed to do both, and now I’m down a limb. My life is a semiconducting fart.”
our squacco is brilliant ;)
I propose a toast to this glorious, selfless robot.
Honestly, the only thing that could have made it funnier is if it silently caught fire a few seconds after the “hmph… thanks.”
I, for one, Welcome our new robot bartenders!
My 10 YO daughter and I built a soda pouring robot with Lego Mindstorms last year for her science project. I didn’t know this was a real thing! Here’s a video of it in action. Sorry, but it never falls apart… http://youtu.be/mbiF-FqyR0Q
I find this poignant and it fills me with despair for us all. We live in the age of the self-destructing beer spilling robot, and our soundtrack is a hyper-manic Japanese program that even its own producers only half understand.
Does anyone know what the robot is saying?
Vaguely. It’s talking like a waiter. Something like “thank you for coming” then “Yea,yea, lets drinking (something)” my translation is bad since it was a bit florid Japanese.
I guess the beer was too large ?
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