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The Queen of “Shitty Robots” Has Done It Again With a Hair Washing Robot

'Shitty Robot' Queen Creates Hair Washing Bot

Simone Giertz, famous for creating what she’s described as “shitty robots” has done it again with a brand new invention: a hair washing robot made up of a bottle of shampoo, a rubber hand, and a bunch of servos. In fact, it looks like a re-imagining of her “alarm clock” robot that wakes her up with a series of slaps to the face and head. Yeah. That’d get me up in the morning, I guess.

Anyway. This robot’s definitely another one in what appears to be a prevailing trend of robots that actually look semi-painful to use. Giertz’s lipstick robot immediately comes to mind, as well as her aforementioned alarm clock. Giertz has also recently worked with Adam Savage to create a popcorn helmet that feeds you popcorn. I mean, yes. That’s exactly what I want in a robot. Automate everything, as a good friend of mine said very recently. Why not automate popcorn as well?

The thing about the shampoo robot is that obviously you wouldn’t use this thing in the actual shower (water and most robots don’t mix). But as you can see in this Twitter video of Giertz, you can easily jump out of the shower to get your hair done. What’s that? You’re worried about a mess of shampoo on the floor? Friend, I don’t think you get the idea of these “shitty robots.”

(via Laughing Squid)

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