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Peek Inside YouTube Star Simone Giertz’s Robotics Lab

Kirstin Fawcett
Courtesy of Simone Giertz, via Facebook
Courtesy of Simone Giertz, via Facebook / Courtesy of Simone Giertz, via Facebook
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Simone Giertz's inventions aren't particularly useful, but they're brilliant—and hilarious—all the same. For the uninitiated, the Swedish robotics enthusiast is nicknamed the "Queen of Sh*tty Robots," since she constructs automated devices that perform mundane (or simply pointless) tasks and demonstrates them on YouTube. Giertz's bizarre creations include a tooth-brushing helmet, a hair-washing robot, a popcorn-feeding machine, and even an alarm clock that wakes up self-hating sleepers with a slap in the face.

In WIRED's video below, you can tour Giertz's San Francisco lab, where she builds and tests her purposely mediocre machines.

[h/t Wired]

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