Vex bottle opener

I was browsing the giz and saw this:
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Kinda cool.

-vivek

That robot looks really familiar, especially if you click through the link on that page to TechEBlog…

http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/photos/21880
http://www.vexlabs.com/vex-bottlebot.shtml

Yeah, we took the IR receiver chip from this year’s first FIRST hint and put it to very good use. We hooked it up to a VEX robot in such a way that you could, without changing remotes, be watching the football game, then drive the robot over, pick up a beer, drive it back, and give it to you. I’ve never spent so much effort on being lazy, but I think it’ll be a big seller.