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Soft Touch Robot (Allegedly) Won't Hurt You

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'Twendy-One' is the horrible name of a new robot coming out of Japan. His claim to fame is his gentle touch, thanks to the 241 pressure-sensors in each hand, which allow him to grip bread without breaking it. Wow, just what I've been waiting for -- a bread gripping robot. The bastard stands five-feet tall, and the team responsible for his development hopes to get his price down to $200,000 by 2010. He was designed to serve breakfast, but so far only has a 15 minute battery life. Which makes perfect sense. I mean really. Who needs a warm breakfast on the table when you can have a robot that puts bread in the toaster, turns on the stove, powers down due to a low battery, then lets your house burn to the ground? All for only $200,000. Where can I pre-order?

Another picture after the jump, but be warned: It looks graphic.

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Robot with soft hands can prepare meals, gently enslave humanity [engadget]

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