You'd think with all of their abilities in robotics that perhaps some creations out of Japan would be a little more...cool? I guess this robot is really good at what it does, but puts all of it's amazing abilities to lame use. This particular robot is really great with handling semi-liquids like ketchup or mayo. You know how you drop some on a plate and you try to scrape it up but some always stays? Not this robot. This guy's a pro.
This robotic arm was original used in a bakery production line, and let me tell you, the fine motor skills required to handle semi-liquids and gels without smearing them or altering their shape whatsoever is pretty impressive. Now my question is this: why aren't these amazing motor skills being put to use for something more significant like enabling people to walk again, or giving them amazing prosthetic limbs??
Hit the jump to see this robotic arm in action and marvel at the awesome skills ...put to really mundane use.
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