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Here, Have a Video of a Vending Machine Robot Thief

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If you’re reading this article right now, chances are you either A) don’t speak French B) don’t have a solid comprehension of rudimentary robotics or C) at least one of the above. Which means whatever commentary Youtube inventor ioduremetallique provides in this following demonstration vid doesn’t do you one lick of good. But hey, it’s fun to watch.

Basically, this kid invented a machine designed to steal items from vending machines. Using a handheld video game controller-like device, he is able to manipulate the robot’s extending arm up through the rows of soda cans, where its two claws are able to grab, wiggle free and drop their precious cargo, all without him ever having to dig around for spare change.

Now I’m guessing most businesses wouldn’t take kindly to this device being sold in stores (something about cutting into profits and things), but I’m guessing it would be a nice way to always make sure those damn chip bags never get stuck again.

Check out the robot in action below:

H/T + Picthx Laughing Squid

By Dominique Zamora

Dominique would be a foodie if she had money to pay for food. For now, she gets by just looking at food photography, which results in at least one more starving journalism student every time Instagram breaks down.

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