So this is a robot that can steal things out of vending machines

Using it is a little like playing one of those claw games, only way more satisfying. Also, it's illegal.

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Unlawfulness aside, you've really gotta hand it to YouTuber Ioduremetallique for his sheer mechanical ingenuity. This is one cleverly designed little robot, a fact this video demonstration makes perfectly clear (even if it's narrated in French). Skip to the 1:20 mark to see it in action.

[Via Motherboard]

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I guess it never occurred to the kid, that with that much talent, he could easily get a job, so he would have money to BUY a can of soda? I guess that is too much like work.