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Vomiting Larry

Meet Vomiting Larry, The Robot Who Vomits For Science

Vomiting Larry, The Robot Who Vomits, may sound like a character in a short-lived and particularly unpleasant Saturday Night Live sketch, but the world we live in is not that simple. Far from a joke, Vomiting Larry is a robotic assistant built specifically to produce projectile vomit, and lots of it. Larry -- who is technically a "simulated vomiting system" that you can see in action after the break -- is helping researchers study the food borne illness norovirus in hopes of teaching researchers how it spreads, and thus how they can best control potential outbreaks.

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