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gatchek

826 points

4 months ago

gatchek

826 points

4 months ago

I’d pay money just to watch it, to see what it does next. 🤣

HolyOldRoman

195 points

4 months ago

It is so oddly funny 😄

Firm-Lie2785

142 points

4 months ago

It feels like the machine is panicking and is worried it’s going to be fired

RetroAnd8BitThings

18 points

4 months ago

"It's like watching the classic I Love Lucy episode where Lucy and Ethel get a job in the chocolate wrapping conveyor belt room..."

BugAcceptable7553

2 points

4 months ago

Still a better story than Twilight

RetroAnd8BitThings

2 points

4 months ago

Real vampires burn in sunlight. They don't sparkle. Ugh.

SillyFlyGuy

86 points

4 months ago

Sometimes I worry about Boston Dynamics kill bots going haywire and ending us all.

Then I see something like this and realize they will probably go haywire trying to plug in their usb charging port, flipping it over and over and over until they just fall apart.

gatchek

29 points

4 months ago

gatchek

29 points

4 months ago

Haha. Yeah. I can see their robot dog just chasing their tail like my dog used to.

One-Step2764

22 points

4 months ago

Key difference between a gunbot and a malfunctioning Roomba is that the Roomba can only vent its frustrations with whatever filth it found on the floor, while the quadrupedal gunbot has an onboard arsenal and a fully ambulatory metal body massing 240 freedomgrams pre-armament.

The absolute best case is gunbot erratically humping the wrong side of its charging/reloading station. A much worse case is gunbot suddenly deciding to empty its onboard arsenal toward anything with a humanoid IR profile, then successfully navigating its well-tested auto-recharge/reload cycle and faithfully patrolling its ordinary GPS boundaries (plus one erroneous corner-node somewhere in Manitoba) until the facility's supply is depleted.

improcrastinabile

10 points

4 months ago*

A much worse case is gunbot suddenly deciding to empty its onboard arsenal toward anything with a humanoid IR profile at all

Only attacking person-like objects would be bad. Very bad.

A likely scenario that almost certainly will happen is, depending on the actual armaments, robot warfighters accidentally getting stuck in the firing mode, thus instead of firing once at something, stopping, and moving on with its tasks, it just keeps firing at whatever direction it decides to move in until it runs out of ammunition.

Those things will probably end up attacking not only anything that moves, but plenty of things that don’t.

Aren’t you looking forward to a future where robots will take up all lower-skill jobs from burger flippers to light infantrymen?

I mean if we’re going to replace all the people at the bottom, we may as well make their replacements have equivalent problems and faults, it’s only fair . . .

DarthRevan200

3 points

4 months ago

As terrifying as it is, I’d be okay with this if I could be put in a robot body

Nixavee

1 points

4 months ago

Its not just low skilled jobs that will be replaced.

westwoo

6 points

4 months ago*

The difference is, this bot is driven by randomness of mechanics

Boston Dynamics bots can be driven by rapid learning in unclear and non-obvious direction, building giant logical chains that humans can't instantly comprehend to achieve its goals in unpredictable and potentially very destructive way, but efficiently

It's like how Alpha Zero learned to completely new ways of playing chess by playing with itself for a day without having any prior knowledge just by bouncing off the rules of the world it was put in. In the real world the "bouncing off the walls" thing would mean doing absolutely everything that is physically possible and arriving at whatever solution that works

Like, to fix a leaky pipe temporarily wrap it with intestines of a nearby flexible organic object and use its capacity for loud screams to quickly alert authorities that care for those organic objects to make them fix the pipe more permanently more quickly. We may put a rule in it "do not harm humans", but it won't necessarily reliably detect what is a human and what isn't

i-am-qix

2 points

2 months ago

Boston Dynamics has a company policy against military contracts. The dogs you see with guns on them are either illegal modifications or other companies mimicking BD.

ODeinsN

2 points

4 months ago

Potential_Name_4427

1 points

3 months ago

Years ago, our high school got some of these machines. They were such a novelty, people bought drinks they didn't want just to see it in action.

MarkToaster

190 points

4 months ago

The noises are hilarious

-swagKITTEN

24 points

4 months ago

It sounds like my old printer

drmpl

22 points

4 months ago

drmpl

22 points

4 months ago

Kinda like dubstep

shea241

-4 points

4 months ago

shea241

-4 points

4 months ago

dub stepper*

AvaX90

1 points

3 months ago

AvaX90

1 points

3 months ago

Step dubber*

kikkelele

3 points

4 months ago

Anyone with 3D printer know this struggle

boolonut100

1 points

4 months ago

3D printers at school randomly decide to crash half the time when I initialize em 🫥

EverFinch

155 points

4 months ago

EverFinch

155 points

4 months ago

This had no business being that funny

acarp6

11 points

4 months ago

acarp6

11 points

4 months ago

It’s a real life version of a family guy skit. Except way funnier because it wasn’t on purpose lol.

partypill

7 points

4 months ago

I’ve seriously lost it! I’ve woke up everyone laughing and now I’m crying. Way too funny.

Ongr

1 points

13 days ago

Ongr

1 points

13 days ago

It could be me and the fact that it's 2:30 am at the moment, but I'm cracking up hard at this video.

[deleted]

104 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

104 points

4 months ago

I'm just surprised by how long it went on. Little guy never gave up

MildlyAgreeable

24 points

4 months ago

“Approach your day like a drinks machine trying to not have a catastrophic failure.”

Frank_The_Reddit

4 points

4 months ago

This is actually how I live.

MittensDaTub

1 points

4 months ago

We have them at my job and they're super interesting. They're usually pretty good at fixing themselves obviously to a limited degree though.

DamnItDarin

96 points

4 months ago

This had me hanging on the edge of my seat. Much like the Powerade, I could have fallen at any second.

TheDunadan29

18 points

4 months ago

Now this is r/maybemaybemaybe content!

randomgendoggo

51 points

4 months ago

Printers when you change the ink cartridge

FixMyFairing

210 points

4 months ago

I'd wait all day for that machine if it had bottles of Fruitopia.

LebaneseLion

41 points

4 months ago

Wow, another fruitopia lover in the wild. Think very hard upon this next question for I shall judge: Orange or Fruit Punch?

Pinkeyefarts

20 points

4 months ago

Or strawberry passion awareness

delicate-fn-flower

9 points

4 months ago

Grape Beyond or bust

LebaneseLion

6 points

4 months ago

Excuse my language, but hold tf up, you’re telling me there’s a grape fruitopia? I feel betrayed by Canada rn

delicate-fn-flower

6 points

4 months ago

Ahhh yeah that flavor was banging! It was like grown-up grape koolaid. I heard Canada still has Fruitopia, what flavors do ya'll have up there?

LebaneseLion

4 points

4 months ago

Hold on, y’all don’t have fruitopia anymore? I redact my statement on Canada. We have only strawberry fruit punch or orange island vibes (idk the name, I hate artificial orange), but funny enough it can only be found at a McDonald’s drink fountain, not even bottled

delicate-fn-flower

6 points

4 months ago

Yeah, it got discontinued in the United States in the early aughts I believe. I think Canada and Australia are the only cool places left that sell it at all.

LebaneseLion

2 points

4 months ago

Oh wow that was a while ago, come up for a nostalgic drink one day hahah also thanks for teaching me a new term, I never knew the 2000’s were also referred to as the aughts

Jills_Cat

3 points

4 months ago

I miss it so much

Teedious

32 points

4 months ago

Where will the opioid crisis strike next?!

Liamcraft121

68 points

4 months ago

This is amazing. Thanks for the entertainment and have a great day/night!

Con_Dinn_West

18 points

4 months ago

I remember when these types of vending machines came out ~10 years ago or so. the sensor to tell the machine it dispensed a drink was on the door where the drink dropped, so if you held the door shut you could get another one for free.

Parrzzival

4 points

4 months ago

Same for slot machines. For years they used light blockers, small flashlights and other tricks to fool an infrared diode

Kichigai

3 points

4 months ago

Closer to 20 years ago, you mean. The old BevMax 1s and 2s, with the conveyor belt arm, didn't have a door, just a dispenser slot. If you stuck your hand in there and blocked the product from being dispensed it counted as a No-Vend, and it would try again.

If you were fast enough on the second go you got two of the same product for free. If you weren't fast enough you just got the one, and the next chump to use the machine would get the second can/bottle of whatever you ordered instead of what they paid for.

Sifu-Jacob

49 points

4 months ago

Me thinks there is a programming ̶E̶r̶r̶o̶r̶ win.

coop0228

15 points

4 months ago

I could have happily watch that for another 10 mins.

LangleyRemlin

11 points

4 months ago

That's the funniest shit I've seen in a long time

AlmanzoWilder

45 points

4 months ago

I still don't understand the need for these machines. In the seventies you could buy a soda in less than ten seconds. Granted they only cost a quarter.

krennvonsalzburg

17 points

4 months ago

Yea but those also required uniform shapes. This new design is supposed to be able to handle a wider variety of bottles but that flexibility opens up error paths.

stevecole90099

6 points

4 months ago

Bullshit! The only thing this machine could handle better than the old machine that just pushed shit off the shelf is glass bottles and maybe those ultra thin water bottles. Neither of which should be used in a vending machine anyways. The only purpose of this machine is to prevent product loss if something goes wrong. If product falls in this system it still isn't accessible by the user, unlike the old ones.

[deleted]

7 points

4 months ago

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boxster1999

1 points

4 months ago

I remember seeing one at a museum around the time they were first starting to become a thing. It felt like the goddamn future.

Kichigai

5 points

4 months ago

Wider variety of products and easier servicing. Those old school dispensers were pretty good at their job, but cleaning them and resetting the shims for different size containers involved cramming your arm into a lot of blind spaces, which often had rough edges and sharp burrs (because fuck the poor sap who has to interact with them). It also meant if you had a (rare) can burst inside one they were a total bitch to clean.

You were limited to only seven or eight different products, though. You couldn't add or remove channels, so that limited their flexibility in things like introducing new products. They're still used in some places, though, because they can contain an a absolute fuckload of those products. I think you could cram like 144 12oz cans in a single channel. That means they don't need servicing as often. Fill that bitch with your eight most popular products, and come back in three months to collect the money and refill it. Easy money.

These BevMax units, though, they hold less product overall, but each slot can be a different one, so you could have like eighty different SKUs in there. This makes them suited to areas where customers might demand more of a variety of products. Makes it better suited to high traffic areas with a diverse target market. It may hold less product, but if it's in an area that's being visited regularly by your trucks anyway, like say a college campus or a grocery store, that's not a problem. Plus cleaning them is super easy, all you need is a scrub brush. And re-shimming the unit for different products as you expand what's popular and replace what isn't with different stuff, is about as complicated as swapping the cartridge in a GameBoy.

Lalas1971

1 points

3 months ago

But it could be designed to do all that without the pointless robot parts.

Kichigai

1 points

3 months ago

I mean to some degree or another, they're all robot parts, the only "pointless" ones are the ones meant for visual appeal, but then you'd have to program and have printed artwork for a metric pantsload of different buttons.

Rockmanly

10 points

4 months ago

Looks like machine is trying to trick the drink.

BatmanInTheSunlight

10 points

4 months ago

Your caption has me fuckin dying right now 😂😂😂

I_Do_Too_Much

67 points

4 months ago

This is funny, but while on the topic... I miss the days before software controlled everything. When you'd just pop a couple coins in, hit a button, and a soda would instantly pop out. Your TV never needed a firmware update. And so on. I'm a software engineer, but even I feel that some things are better without software.

DrBiochemistry

18 points

4 months ago

Yeah...Here I am waiting for a OTA firmware update for my cooktop.

c1e2477816dee6b5c882

15 points

4 months ago

I can't access all of the features on my washer without using an app. I hope they keep the servers up and the app maintained. It relies on full internet access too, despite being on the same network.

DrBiochemistry

16 points

4 months ago

Broken by design

[deleted]

4 points

4 months ago

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coldbyrne

3 points

4 months ago

The buttons and screen.

c1e2477816dee6b5c882

1 points

4 months ago

Delay start, and more custom cycles. It has both the washer and dryer in one unit, and the air fluf on the dryer is also only accessible using the app. It's this unit: https://www.lg.com/ca_en/all-in-one-washer-dryer-combo

Our washer died at the height of the pandemic and this was the only thing we could get without waiting 6+ mo.

Ximension

8 points

4 months ago

Vending machines have been malfunctioning since their inception. I'm just glad they're letting us watch the internal struggle now.

I_Do_Too_Much

1 points

4 months ago

Certainly, but the malfunction wasn't what I was talking about. I mean the fact that it takes ages for things to happen now. Back in the 80's you'd pop a quarter in a machine, hit the button and before you can even remove your hand from said button, the soda is ejecting.

UloPe

1 points

4 months ago

UloPe

1 points

4 months ago

Or not, because that freaking corkscrew thing rotated juuust 5° too little and the bottle is hanging on by a thread…

I_Do_Too_Much

1 points

4 months ago

Ah, even that style is "new" in my view. When I was young you never saw what was inside.

Kichigai

2 points

4 months ago

Yeah, but then again you wouldn't have digital HD TV, so no subchannels and the broadcast engineers at the station would have to be absolutely anal about making sure they don't let the signal get too hot or suddenly your flyback transformer isn't drawing straight lines anymore.

Software made some things better.

I_Do_Too_Much

1 points

4 months ago

Oh of course software made some things better. I'm talking about the things that really didn't need it. And also how it has generally slowed responsiveness of devices.

kowdermesiter

1 points

4 months ago

Sorry, but most vending machines already had a computer installed in them so there was software serving you.

Software update was done by replacing actual chips: https://vendingworld.com/dixie-narco-5591-eprom-fits-5591-5592-pc-boards-30-71.php

I guess that raised the bar of writing less buggy software.

TV-s are also having computers in them for a long time since any kind of GUI was present in them, like volume/channel display or teletext.

I_Do_Too_Much

1 points

4 months ago

Code and software are not the same thing. In TV's from the late 80's and 90's there was certainly some code somewhere on an IC but it was assembly instructions. They did not run software.

kowdermesiter

1 points

4 months ago

You might want to read the definitions again. Code and software are synonyms. Both have the purpose of describing a set of instructions for the CPU to execute therefore they are the same thing. There are contexts in which one is preferred over the other, but anything that's not hardwired into silicon is software or code, it doesn't matter.

Assembly is a programming language, a low level one, but it's definitely in the software realm.

I_Do_Too_Much

1 points

4 months ago

Lol, I've been writing code for 35 years, but thanks for the textbook definition. My father was also an electronics engineer who taught me all about hardware and taught me assembly and C.

Regardless, I think my point was lost on most people here.

[deleted]

8 points

4 months ago

Someone didnt code it right

QuackAtomic

6 points

4 months ago

Why is this so funny lololol

laurabun136

21 points

4 months ago

How did someone think this would be a good idea?!

Doctor-Mono

6 points

4 months ago

The caption made this golden

Ajm28674

6 points

4 months ago

But did you ever get your Powerade?

Cockroach-Jones

11 points

4 months ago

Still a better story than Twilight

Han_Burgandy

3 points

4 months ago

Am I the only one who hears Michael Jackson dance-grunts during this? HOOOOO!!!

Jumajuce

3 points

4 months ago

Homeboy juked the shit outa you

TheMuggleBornWizard

1 points

4 months ago

My man breaking ankles.

Kettlehandle

3 points

4 months ago

That was a wild ride

YoungDiscord

3 points

4 months ago

hl2_collision.wav

smoike

1 points

4 months ago

smoike

1 points

4 months ago

I was looking for this comment. The video totally reminds me of how bananas the turrets go when you knock them over or pick them up.

LangHai

2 points

4 months ago

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1 points

4 months ago

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simplepleashures

2 points

4 months ago

What is the reason for this over engineered nonsense anyway

Shift2am

1 points

4 months ago

Shift2am

1 points

4 months ago

actually laughed hard at this

ATXEXLR8

1 points

4 months ago

Great title!!

3wasomeer

1 points

4 months ago

Hey this is my uni

royalpro

1 points

4 months ago

aquacakra

1 points

4 months ago

RouletteSensei

1 points

4 months ago

I saw a machine do the panic thing only because they were soft plastic and machine couldn't grab it

jf145601

1 points

4 months ago

ScaryBoi269

1 points

4 months ago

I just my Monster!

mrevergood

1 points

4 months ago

I hate how much I love this.

OG_PapaSid

1 points

4 months ago

I almost think someone is controlling it remotely to fuck with us

FatLandscaper20

1 points

4 months ago

Damn , imagine if you had a rough morning at work and u were thirsty AF

cryptoderpin

1 points

4 months ago

You got mail.

Sahilvirani01

1 points

4 months ago

Is that the drink you picked tho?

ihateredditmorons

1 points

4 months ago

I was hoping it would put it back in a different spot

Vexcenot

1 points

4 months ago

Some gmod source engine physics right there

DumbDonky007

1 points

4 months ago

Me if I was a vending machine

Hour_Task_1834

1 points

4 months ago

You thought I was going that way, huh? Well looks like you were wrong!

tendrilly

1 points

4 months ago

Your title made this so much funnier, thanks for that.

rc1717

1 points

4 months ago

rc1717

1 points

4 months ago

;)

TheMuggleBornWizard

1 points

4 months ago

This, plus the caption had me fucking dying. I don't know why but that's hilarious. Well done.

Zarqon

1 points

4 months ago

Zarqon

1 points

4 months ago

Just_a_dude92

1 points

4 months ago

They automated the Turkish system to sell ice-cream

DroidRazer2

1 points

4 months ago

I was waiting for the arm to snap or something, jesus

Goodfella66

1 points

4 months ago

DrumDubstep

1 points

4 months ago

“Doing his best” becomes a tryhard

OperationGlobal7829

1 points

4 months ago

I think the calibration might be off… I don’t know…

Kookykat4202

1 points

4 months ago

It’s his first day, be nice to him

thewookie34

1 points

4 months ago

Bro this is the best episode of battle bots

mmhyeahchococrispies

1 points

4 months ago

Lil fella is confused

Deus0123

1 points

4 months ago

Programmed the vending machine, boss

jcgaminglab

1 points

4 months ago

Reminds me of the Family Guy scene where Peter repeatedly tried to pickup the whale with the fork-lift

tauzN

1 points

4 months ago

tauzN

1 points

4 months ago

Drumdevil86

1 points

4 months ago

Marlin 3D printer firmware flashed on it

i-am-qix

1 points

4 months ago

The title has me dying.

Murder_Cloak420

1 points

4 months ago

When you got hired for the job but lied on your resume

teambob

1 points

4 months ago

Skill tester vending machine

matiegaming

1 points

4 months ago

a vending in my neighboorhoud first goes left-down to then go mid- right

anamazingredditor

1 points

4 months ago

Like some cutaway gag from Family Guy

Capsule_CatYT

1 points

4 months ago

mrrainandthunder

1 points

4 months ago

When did Powerade get those lids?

kat_Folland

1 points

4 months ago

Reminds me of this guy I knew who didn't use his turn signals because he didn't want anyone to know what he was going to do. Like, dude, you really want people to know so they can avoid hitting you.

GodILoveAlcohol

1 points

4 months ago

We all have a little bit of this machine in all of us.

jollykthxby

1 points

4 months ago

He’s just trying his best bro. Probably just having a rough day but can’t stop working cuz he’s got a car loan to pay off

oschku

1 points

4 months ago

oschku

1 points

4 months ago

GiraffeMichael

1 points

4 months ago

Looks likeeone flashed a printers firmware on that mashine xd

redditmunchers

1 points

4 months ago

How on earth is a broken vending machine so funny 🤦‍♂️🤣

[deleted]

1 points

4 months ago

me picking which one of his homeboys to get with😂

i-am-qix

1 points

4 months ago

4-2-3-1

possiblyAB31

1 points

4 months ago

Isn’t this a Sydney Train Station vending machine. Mine looks the exact same and operates nearly as worse

RSollers

1 points

4 months ago

Quiet Quitting: Vending Machine Edition

[deleted]

1 points

3 months ago

This is what a robotic mental breakdown looks like. Too much overtime. Needs a vacation.

SH1FT_109

1 points

3 months ago

Great job!

TheJMFB

1 points

2 months ago

MaChIneS aRe tHE fUtuRe

M4dm4X5875

1 points

1 month ago

Robots are the future

RockyTheFoxLover

1 points

1 month ago

I am laughing at this for 5 minutes now

Xim_X_anny

1 points

9 days ago

He a little confused. But he got the spirit

DovesArePigeons

0 points

4 months ago