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Mobot Robot Tests Smartphone Apps With Its Finger

Mobot is up to the challenge of pressing the world's smartphone screen buttons countless times - so you don't have to.


(Mobot testing an app by pressing on screen)

Mobotís QA-as-a-service platform eliminates hours of manual testing to increase efficiently and capture more bugs. This service can be used to test apps on plenty of devices, platforms and operating systems. It can test instant messaging, ride hailing, camera testing, and a whole lot more. Users simply have to record a video of the test they would like to run to get started.

(Via iPhoneness.)

In their 1931 story The Revolt of the Machines, Golden Age greats Nat Schachner and A.L. Zagat describe a master machine that stands ready to take over the keyboards in a control center for an entire civilization. It is the Master button-pushing robot!


('The Revolt of the Machines' by Schachner and Zagat)

Through a nerve-system of copper filaments any combination of lights and sounds will actuate the proper arm which will shoot out to the required bank of buttons and press the ones necessary to meet any particular demand.

The chief wheeled to the master machine and pressed a button. Instantly, the hundreds of dangling arms telescoped out, each to a button bank where a moment before a prolat had labored. And, with a weird simulation of life, the ten forked ends of each arm commenced a rattling pressing of the buttons. Rapidly, purposefully, the metallic fingers moved over the key-boards, and on the screens we could see that the machines all over the world were continuing on their even course. Not the slightest change in their working betrayed the fact that they were now being directed by a machine instead of human beings.

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