Watch this book-riffling robot read 250 pages in a minute

Like a bored child who can't be bothered to read, this robot flips from page to page. This odd contraption is actually a new way to scan and digitize the world's books — at a speed of 250 pages per minute. Although it's only a research machine, that reading rate easily beats out manually-fed commercial scanners that… »11/22/12 6:00pm11/22/12 6:00pm