And do you really need to know more than that?
Then, a month later in Nagoya, Japan, the Famen restaurant opened, with two giant yellow robot arms preparing up to 800 bowls of ramen a day. When it’s slow, the robots act out a scripted comedy routine and spar with knives.
Okay, okay, so it’s in the context of a clever article about how to humanize robots. Quirkiness, it seems, comes across as more human than robotic perfection – even when the quirkiness is thoroughly and consciously designed.