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The Ice Cream Vending Robot at Tokyo Summerland Makes Yummy Treats

By: Josh Milenthal - Published: • References: crunchgear & engadget
Yaskawa-kun is an ice cream vending robot that thrills park-goers and tourists at Japan's Tokyo Summerland. The vending robot serves what appears to be soft serve ice cream in a very precise, albeit slower, manner than a typical counter clerk.

There is a touchscreen panel for ordering, which gives you options like flavor, toppings, cup or cone, and then Yaskawa-kun goes to work. The featured video is the official promo for the robot matched up to an unbelievable anthem, so enjoy. Does this ice cream vending robot spell the end to ice cream shops as we know it? We may never know. Stats for Robotic Soft Serve Clerks Trending: Older & Chilly
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