Haven’t you always wished that Mrs. Butterworth would come to life, just so you could catch her and suck the syrupy blood from her veins? That’s almost the reasoning behind MAYA working with two edible forms of robotics: the NanoKrispies, a mobile human-shaped Rice Krispie treat and the more recent work; a poseable hand made from cucumbers.
So far, what we’ve seen is very impressing. For me, the idea that robots could be eaten was, before today, unfathomable. Now, thanks to MAYA, I have this sudden urge to bite into any and all robots. Doughnuts just don’t do it for me anymore.