Thanks a lot, robot friend


37 Responses to “Thanks a lot, robot friend”

  1. Labbit says:

    Domo arigato…

  2. mobobo says:

    love the “humf…thanks” at the end

  3. eldritch says:

    Humor is indeed subjective.

  4. John Carter says:

    Err, that’s not even the funniest 20 seconds of video featuring Carling.

  5. crummett says:

    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!”

  6. With a build-up like that it was bound to be a disappointment.

  7. beemoh says:

    It’s okay, Dean (and Brandon), I found it funny.

    • Glen Able says:

      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.

  8. polm23 says:

    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. 

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  9. Ipo says:

    The second time I watched I had to laugh. 
    He’s so cheerful in utter failure.  

  10. Tim Drage says:

    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.

    • Tim Drage says:

      I bet you’re the people who actually found 3 months of endless posts about anagrams of train maps amusing

  11. blorgggg says:

    My question is, why does the arm fall off, AFTER it empties the beer?

    • Steve Taylor says:

      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.

  12. 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.

  13. WinstonSmith2012 says:

    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?”

  14. Meadslosh says:

    This robot should hang out with the automato57.

  15. HubrisSonic says:

    thats fucking great!

  16. <————–Still laughing. Loved it!

  17. haineux says:

    Haters gonna hate. This is a wonderful thing.

  18. Ladyfingers says:

    If only some sparks flew out and the voice slowed down to demon pitch.

  19. piroghi says:

    I laughed my ass off, which is kind of ironic because I was keeping a can of Carling warm up there.

  20. tyger11 says:

     Reminds me a bit of (the new) Willy Wonka’s welcome to his chocolate factory.

  21. omnivore says:

    After just one viewing I was able to stop laughing.

  22. allium says:

    “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.”

  23. nyctreeman says:

    our squacco is brilliant ;)

  24. Brainspore says:

    I propose a toast to this glorious, selfless robot.

  25. Robert says:

    Honestly, the only thing that could have made it funnier is if it silently caught fire a few seconds after the “hmph… thanks.”

  26. I, for one, Welcome our new robot bartenders!

  27. JohnnyAstro says:

    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…

  28. 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. 

  29. Frank Diekman says:

    Does anyone know what the robot is saying?

    • SumAnon says:

      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.

  30. I guess the beer was too large ? 

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