You know what the Mario games have always lacked? Rum.
Some robots help us prevent car crashes, some robots know tai chi and some, well some just dispense rum while you play Super Mario Brothers. The ‘Adult Mario’ robot, built by the Nonpolynomial Labs for the Roboexotica expo in Vienna, has fans to simulate the wind in Mario’s face, a vibrator to simulate sliding down the flag pole at the end of levels – which is less wrong than it sounds, I promise – and mixes you a rum and coke as you play the game.
The whole thing seems pretty baffling to be honest, but there’s room in my world for cocktail bots as well as sword wielding ninja droids I guess.