While reaching for salt shakers, I've managed to set tablecloths on fire, knock glasses over, and, in one case, flash a dinner companion. No more of that though, because these across-the-table marching, wind-up salt-and-pepper bots are here to help.

The bot set is available for $33, won't be confused with bedroom gadgets, and is almost cute when at work:

Now, I'm certain these bots are somehow evil and will take over the world, but frankly I don't care if they spare me from any more singed tablecloths or hair. [Suck UK via Nerd Approved via Foolish Gadgets via Geeky Gadgets]