First they came for the drumming jobs, now the robots are honing in on our ice cream serving gigs, as evidenced by this video by MrEricSir.
Outside of Bi-Rite Creamery on Sunday, a mysterious headless robot torso with no (known) name was found scooping up free ice cream.
A guy waving around a pair of HTC Vive controllers caused the two arms to scoop up ice cream and sprinkles...
The robot did seem to have a camera in its “head,” and I noticed there was an unused Vive virtual reality headset sitting on the table. The desktop PC controlling everything had a high-end GeForce GTX graphics card glowing from under the case’s grill which seemed capable of driving the headset. When I asked the operator if the VR headset worked with this contraption he confirmed that it does, though he said it’s difficult to see what he’s doing while wearing the headset.
I vote we anthropomorphize this robot as soon as possible. At the very least, Let's put a mannequin head on Icecream McIcecreamface.
Thanks, Kent Barnes!
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