Ramen robot makes 800 bowls a day – that's almost enough for me

In a development being hailed as “the greatest single step forward ever taken by civilization,” Japan has made a pair of wise-cracking robot arms that make and deploy up to 800 perfect bowls of ramen per day. Yes, we saw one like this back in July, but this is a whole other level. It’s like Wall-E vs. the talking toaster from Red Dwarf (admittedly, a solid robot). These truly awesome robo-arms boil the noodles, add flavoring and broth, then top it off with accoutrements like seaweed bits or pork. If this is what we have to look forward to after they take over, I… I no longer fear the Robocalypse.

If you’ve never had legitimate and fresh Japanese ramen, do yourself a favor and look up a place in town that offers it. I like the wide noodles — although I’d prefer it if you wouldn’t repeat that out of context. If I’m honest, though, the flesh-based ramen guys could deliver a bowl in less than the time it took these robots to do it, but they didn’t do it with as much flair or beautiful precision. They even horse around when they’re not working! I see no reason why these shouldn’t be on every street corner.

[via Wired]