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HERB the Robot Butler Can Use the Microwave, Dance

Photo: HERB / Facebook

This is HERB the Robot Butler. (HERB stands for Home Exploring Robot Butler, so the name's a little redundant.) HERB's creators at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute are teaching him to help out around the house: cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc. Below, HERB shows off his microwaving skills. Also there's a video told from Herb's point-of-view in the "future," presumably when his kind has taken over the planet or learned how to do the Macarena or whatever. (No, really, he knows how to do the Macarena.)

Video: Robot Microwaves a Meal

Video: The Story of HERB

· Robot Microwaves a Meal [YouTube via ieee spectrum]
· The Story of HERB [YouTube]
· All Robot Coverage on Eater [-E-]