How to make an edible robot

Carnegie Mellon program inspires how-to video on robotic cucumber hand.

We just couldn't pass up showing you this how-to video from Carnegie Mellon University's Robot 250 program.

As part of the lead-up to Pittsburgh's 250-year anniversary--a city with strong roots in robotics--the Heinz Foundation, Intel and the Grable Foundation are sponsoring a series of events from Carnegie Mellon to educate citizens on robotics and their city's robotic heritage.

In addition to opening up robot-building to students for education, average citizens and artists have been invited to participate in various events that will run through 2009.

The robotic cucumber hand comes from an event hosted by a CMU computer scientist, Maya, a design consultancy and technology research lab, and the Mattress Factory, a Pittsburgh contemporary art museum, as part of the Community Open Studios component of Robot 250.

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