Robo-Goat Eats Gamblers’ Sorrows

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In an effort to prevent disgruntled gamblers from tossing their losing tickets to the floor, the Edogawa Kyotei boat race course in Tokyo has installed this 1.6-meter tall robotic mountain goat which will eat any ticket placed in its mouth.

Robot goat feeds on gambler misfortune [PinkTentacle.com]

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8 Responses to Robo-Goat Eats Gamblers’ Sorrows

  1. wildweasel says:

    Lord help whoever misinterprets the instructions for this goat and, instead of putting his losing tickets in it, ends up feeding the goat his hard-earned money instead…

  2. raisedbywolves says:

    Losboats: Thanks for the Spokane Garbage Goat video! I grew up in Spokane, and I can’t wait to subject all my friends here in Hamburg to its awesomeness.

  3. losboats says:

    Lest we forget the trash-eating goat in “America’s backyard,” Spokane, Washington!!!!

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2255/1835957764_872f9c514e.jpg

    Here’s a video of it in action!
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=UGL5YaEI1JU

    Yay Spokavegas!

  4. monopole says:

    Don’t let Mickey Kaus anywhere near this thing.

  5. wshane says:

    Reminds me of the Holle Bolle Gijs trashcans at the Efteling theme park in Holland. These talking character trashcans have kids running up to you and begging to throw your trash away. It’s the cleanest theme park in the world!

  6. Anonymous says:

    @Joe Felice: The camera picked up the reflection of the floor in the window between the camera and the goat. The window is transparent, even with reflections, so it appears like the floor is drawn over the goat.

  7. Joe Felice says:

    Why do the floor tiles appear to be superimposed on the goat’s fur?

  8. Anonymous says:

    We’ve had a garbage goat in Spokane, WA since the 1974 World’s Fair.

    http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM1AFB

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