My initial reaction to this robot was that it was kind of silly. It reminded me of a robotic Flowbee. And the sales pitch voiceover in the video made me wonder of Godzilla might come crashing through the roof. But this robot really is a piece of quality engineering. Imagine designing a robotic system that touches a human being. That’s not a trivial design. Add to that the need to touch a human head, while the human is in a vulnerable position, and cleaning something as tangly as hair (yeah I know tangly’s not a word, but this is the internet, anything goes). Then you have to design it for the variety of human head sizes, and hair lengths. All-in-all this is a difficult problem to solve, and a pretty substantial feat of engineering. Not sure the case was made for why I shouldn’t just wash my own hair, .
A Robot Head and Shoulders Above the Rest
May 12, 2012 By Leave a Comment