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Woman Has a Robot Stand in Line for Her at a Store


(Photo: Atomic 212)

Lucy Kelly of Sydney, Australia wanted to get the new iPhone 6S. But she didn't want to wait in line for hours on end at her local Apple Store. So sent a robot to wait in line for her.

The robot, which is made by Double Robotics, consists of an iPad with on a wheeled stand. Kelly's robot was third in line. While other people in the line braved the chilly weather, Kelly waited back in her comfortable office. Mashable reports:

Kelly is meanwhile chilling in the warmth of her office, while her robot counterpart stands in the wind and rain. The company she works for, media agency Atomic 212, has sourced and built six of these robots to play with in their office — her boss even attended meetings in Sydney while he was in Bali using one of them.

"We use them for everything, just to show new technology. It is a cool demonstration of what the future of technology will be," Kelly told Mashable Australia. "We are obsessed with them." […]

She will wait in line for one night, in a special tent that comes complete with a charger to keep her juiced up and gives shelter from the rain. Kelly will be her face and voice for the duration. "I am staying here the whole time," she said. If all goes to plan, the robot will then purchase the iPhone without any human interaction.

-via Oddity Central


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