>What Could Possibly Go Wro…Boom!

>Quick question. Does the idea of a
gas-pumping robot
sound like a bad one to anybody else, or is it just me being silly?

In case you’re wondering how the €75,000 technological miracle does its stuff, it has a database of vehicles, with their corresponding fuel cap designs and fuel types. Reuters elaborates: “A robotic arm fitted with multiple sensors extends from a regular petrol pump, carefully opens the car’s flap, unscrews the cap, picks up the fuel nozzle and directs it toward the tank opening, much as a human arm would, and as efficiently.”

Mr van Staveren told the agency: “I was on a farm and I saw a robotic arm milking a cow. If a robot can do that then why can’t it fill a car tank, I thought.”

Well, I can think of a couple reasons…

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