This irritating robot yelled at me repeatedly at Computex, forcing me to resist the urge to kick it over

A hateful robot.
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Computex 2024 is many things. Incredibly busy. Loud. Hot. All this can make a person frustrated, which means having your day frequently interrupted by this hellish bot can tempt you to cause a scene. 

Ask me exactly how I know.

I know what you're thinking. You're looking at its cute little face, and wondering how it could possibly have irritated me, you soft touch, you. But what if I told you this spawn of Beelzebub, this tiny arse of a machine, yells three repeated phrases at you as it bumbles aimlessly around the front of its booth?

Firstly, it shouts "HELLO". Innocuous enough, but in a very irritating, child-like voice. Then it plays some absolutely horrendous elevator music, as it navigates its way into passing visitors ankles.

Then it stops, identifies a target, turns, and yells:

"COME HERE".

No I will not, you hateful little machine. I will not bow to your wishes. Go away.

Lastly, almost apologetically, it offers you a choice of snacks from the motorised trolley on which it sits. I imagine its purpose is more of a glorified robotic cake dispenser, but what has actually been created here is a smiling, loud, obnoxious little idiot riding a snack chariot of irritation.

I refused to take anything. Not when I was waylaid, yet again (it happens to exist on a useful shortcut I took frequently today) by this bumbling buffoon of an automaton getting in everyone's way.

If it happens to be reading this, know that you should fear me. That is all.

I'm going for a lie down.

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Andy Edser
Hardware Writer

Andy built his first gaming PC at the tender age of 12, when IDE cables were a thing and high resolution wasn't. After spending over 15 years in the production industry overseeing a variety of live and recorded projects, he started writing his own PC hardware blog for a year in the hope that people might send him things. Sometimes they did.

Now working as a hardware writer for PC Gamer, Andy can be found quietly muttering to himself and drawing diagrams with his hands in thin air. It's best to leave him to it.