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Panasonic Debuts Dubious Hair Washing Robot

Weren’t we just talking about robots uniquely equipped for murder?  Well here’s another one.

Panasonic just debuted a hair-washing robot.  Simply recline in a chair, place your head in the receptacle of this washing machine-sized contraption, and hope it doesn’t use its eight-fingered hands to pop your skull like a grape.

From The Good Gear Guide:

Sensors scan the person’s head to measure its shape and assure that just the right amount of pressure is applied when washing and rinsing, Panasonic said.

The machine also remembers each person’s head shape and preferred massage course so a repeat wash and rinse is as good as the first.

The robot was developed to assist caregivers in hospitals and health-care facilities and is the product of a Panasonic program that is developing robotic technology for health care and welfare services.

We are not convinced.  Three laws, people.  Three laws.

(via /.)

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