Posted by chase at On Time Supplies | Posted in Customize & Personalize, Just For Fun, Trends in Office Technology | Posted on October 21, 2009
Man, I need to get me one of these. GadgetReview is showcasing the newest in must-have office supplies: The Snackbot.
This may well be the king of all office supplies. No, it’s not one of those sweet executive ball-clacker deals (even though they are sweet). Nor is it a dartboard or a Blackberry or anything like that. No, the unquestioned king of all office supplies has to be Snackbot.
Snackbot is a big talking yellow and white robot that delivers snacks directly to your desk on command. There’s a downside, though…there’s only ONE SNACKBOT, and he’s currently being held at Carnegie Mellon University, where it’s basically under construction as a way to find how an autonomous robot can operate within the busy, highly complex operations of a modern office. Apparently there’s a lot of programming involved for a robot that can successfully make snack runs throughout a typical office building.
Hopefully, one day, Snackbots will be as ubiquitous as the coffee maker in most offices, but until then, you know Carnegie Mellon will be getting loads of snacks out of this.