iCandy: Robots Analyze, Imitate, and Satiate

Scanning delicate works of art and delivering cupcakes are just two tasks that robots handle well

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Photo: Damian Dovargenes/AP Photo
If you can get cash 24 hours a day, why not cupcakes? This touch-screen machine is a so-called cupcake ATM, which dispenses single-serving boxes of cake from the Sprinkles Cupcakes retail outlet in Beverly Hills, Calif. A robotic arm is programmed to grab the flavors the customers order no matter when the sweet tooth needs indulging.

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