Robo-Pig boner?

Welcome your Robot Boner Overlords!

In Japan, now even sows have boners…Robo-boners no less. The winner of the Fourth Robot Awards 2010 held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology* in O-Daiba, Tokyo went to the HAMDAS-R, an automatic ham boning robot developed by Mayekawa Electric.

One building now gushed forth smoke and another stench that was unmistakable. Kris had encountered it once before when she passed a meat-packing company on a detour through a grotty area of Denver. The abattoir? And it was opposite buildings that resembled the barn they’d been in that night. To confirm her hideous surmise, the double doors of one of the barns now opened and its inhabitants, comprised of the six-legged grazers and some other smaller and different types, were being herded into the abattoir by a curious mechanical which had long extendable “arms” and which spat electrical sparks at laggard beasts. All unconscious of their imminent demise, the beasts jogged into the building… The doors slid closed and noises she didn’t want to describe issued forth…
“They gather meat, too,” Zainal said
—Freedom’s Landing
, by Anne McCaffrey. Ace Books 1996

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I'm a pale, alien, quadruped who has worked for 25+ years at "Maybe-the-Largest Inc." in Tokyo.

2 thoughts on “Robo-Pig boner?”

  1. I prefer this lurid cover blurb to that Anne McCafffrey novel …

    Human and alien slaves are abandoned on what appears to be a deserted planet. They begin to suspect that the planet is really being farmed by a mysterious civilization. Select an invention: Robotic Abattoir – robots with knives….

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