When 4 p.m. hits my office, you can hear a soft rumble pass by cubicles, the lull of dozens of stomachs crying out for snacks. Unfortunately, hunger doesn’t care about piles of paperwork or to-do lists growing longer by the minute. But at the same time, how can we concentrate on tasks at hand when our minds are clouded with thoughts of food? This is why the invention of Snackbot —a robot designed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University that delivers ordered snacks to faculty and students—is so genius.
According to this official video, it was “made to be a research platform for human interaction,” but most importantly, it brings goodies to people too lazy and/or busy to make the trip themselves. “I’ve always dreamed of delivering snacks to everyone,” Snackbot claims. Funny, I’ve always dreamed of a robot delivering snacks to me! Every office should invest in one of these—sure, it’ll probably increase waistlines, but hey, it might increase productivity, too.