UW's HERB robot makes cameo on X-Files as automated sushi waiter

The episode explores a potentially disturbing future of artificial intelligence.

This might be a first for the University of Washington computer science department.

HERB, a famous robot also known as "Home Exploring Robot Butler" that is housed on campus at the UW, made an appearance during the new X-Files episode this week.

It's not the first time HERB had a starring role. HERB made headlines in 2013 after separating a cookie from the cream in a promotional video for Oreo.

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