• Thu, Oct 13 2011

There Is Finally a 24 Fingered Robot Hairdresser

Well, it only took like 2,000 years for cool stuff to happen. But apparently, you were born at the right time, because they’ve engineered a robot barber in Japan. Designed to help the elderly at nursing homes, the hairdresser-bot “is built to perfectly replicate the sensation of having one’s hair hand-washed when patient orderlies aren’t present. In just three minutes, the robot will shampoo, massage and finally rinse your hair.” To which we say, “don’t the olds already have enough perks, with all their tweed jackets and pipes an abilities to blackmail people by pretending to be deaf?” Bring us the robots! Bring us all the 24-fingered robots!

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  • sara

    Why does it look vaguely like Robin Williams?

    • nikki

      I was wondering the same thing!

    • Corissia

      Because that’s a screen shot from the movie Bicentennial Man starring Robin Williams, not a picture of the robot they’re writing about.

  • Ally

    Does anyone else just find this really depressing?
    OLD PEOPLE WANT HUMAN CONTACT BUT WE DON’T HAVE THE TIME, LET’S BUILD ROBOTS TO INTERACT WITH THE ELDERLY INSTEAD!
    Three minutes of robot contact.
    I’m looking forward to being old.

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