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The Cookie Robots are robots created by Dr. Nefario and used by Gru to get the shrink ray from Vector.


Cookie Robots are initially unassuming monocular machines. Given the small size of their primary parts, they are brisk and agile, can scale walls, in addition to being able to contract easily. Cookie Robots can be fully automatic (or manually operated), highly intelligent, are capable of cracking safes open with hacking, and can operate in highly organized squads, with an officer (blue navy cap) leading the rest of the team (green soldier helmets).


After witnessing the girls selling cookies to Vector, Gru comes up with an idea, and asks for Dr. Nefario to create Cookie Robots. Nefario mistakes Gru's order and instead created Boogie Robots before eventually fulfilling Gru's demands.

The Cookie Robots are then mixed with cookies delivered by Agnes, Edith, and Margo. After Vector buys them, he dumps the cookies and the bots into a bowl before moving off. The Cookie Robots then spring to action, hacking Vector's Vault and cutting the wall open, allowing Gru and his two Minions to enter. However, the Cookie Robots seal the vault before Gru's departure, and he is forced to find an alternative escape.

Later on, Vector unknowingly eats a Cookie Robot instead of a real cookie, but seems to be unfazed and continues chomping.

Appearances In Other Media[]

Minion Rush[]

The cookie robots are used by Meena as a weapon in Minion Rush. There are two types, big and small; the bigger one must be kept the Minion from being crashed while the smaller one can be clicked and then the robot will collide with Meena, which will make her fall from her cart after several collisions.

Cookie robots can also be used by minions in Minion Races, and appear as Cookie Bots. When equipping it in minion races, the Minion can place it on the track. When other minions bump into it, the robot explodes, slowing them down.


  • There were seven Cookie Robots in total, including the one Vector ate.
  • The Cookie Robot’s operating system is version 1.7. This number is questionable, given that Dr. Nefario had little time to create an abundance of prototypes.
  • The Cookie Robots in Minion Rush are very different from the original ones in the film. In the game, the bigger robots are as big as Minions, while in the original film they are the size of a regular cookie. It's also questionable for which purpose Dr. Nefario needed to create bigger Cookie Robots.
  • Since Vector was unable to distinguish Cookie Robots from real Cookies, Nefario may have used biodegradeable materials to avoid compromising Gru's mission.
    • Also, when Vector took a bite out of one of the cookie robots, the sound that it made is similar to the game over sound from Pac-Man.
  • All Cookie Robots are disguised as chocolate chip cookies.


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