The proliferation of robots is a topic we’ve covered many times here, mainly in terms of how inescapable our eventual destruction at their hands will be, but luckily there are those out there who have a differing view, and who are on hand to make us all feel a little bit better about the bright technological future ahead of us. Step forward Reddit thread, Sh*tty Robots which has exposed us to a few of the less terrifying cybernetic advancements crawling out of a lab near you.
A rude finger
One can’t say this one doesn’t at least fulfil its primary function well.
This decidedly unimpressive can crusher
Might need a little more work.
Tooth destroying, hair ripping corn-bot
Because clearly eating corn on the cob has been too difficult for too long.
The most necessary graduation accessory of all time
How have we survived this long without this kind of grad-swag?
These excitable, if slightly clumsy football robots
I don’t even know what it is that these guys are supposed to be doing.
A robotic tongue
That appears to have been specifically created for the attentions of anime schoolgirls. Ughhh.
10/10 for effort.
The world’s most effective printer
So long as penmanship isn’t that big a dealbreaker and you have a fortnight to wait
This terrifying catbot
The perfect gift for those elderly people you simply don’t love enough to visit any more, and certainly wouldn’t trust to look after a living cat
A robot that literally is billed as “drinking coke until it dies”
Yep. That’s what it does. For some unfathomable reason.