April 4, 2011

You have got to like the SWITL spatula


Sometimes it is the simple things in life that you appreciate the most. For example, something that can clean up a ketchup or mayonnaise stain without leaving any trace evidence (for lack of a better word).

This is the Furukawa Kikou SWITL robot hand, and I have a video of it after the jump removing an ugly stain. What makes it really interesting is how that it is able to put the stain back, as if the stain was never removed in the first place.

Yes, I don’t really see the value of a robotic hand spatula that can move a stain. Especially when I couldn’t help but notice that it looks like the stain was put on some Teflon coated surface. If this is just your ordinary kitchen counter, then it is worth building the rest of this robot’s body to go with the hand if it can do these speedy clean-ups. This is assuming that the robot hasn’t already been built just yet.

Apparently, the purpose of this robot arm is to create a robot arm for bakeries who want to handle soft substances that are too gooey for ordinary human hands. Honestly, I can think of a few places in my own kitchen where this would come in handy.

21 comments:

  1. I saw this earlier and it astounded me. I kinda really want it?

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  2. very interesting!

    I am thinking of getting robot legs, Its a risky operation but i think its worth it- Grandmas boy

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  3. dude this is genius japan is so cool for this mr roboto everywhere

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  4. wow soon we are not going to need people to work >_<

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  5. Robotics are making huge leaps and can be extremely beneficial used in conjunction with prosthesis.

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  6. thats just handy! great blog just started following!

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  7. I am seeing this everywhere!! It must be some kind of wizard to be able to do that!

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  8. high tech kitchens here we come

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  9. Weird, but possibly very handy.

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  10. I want the chip, never can find my keys, I don't care if the man can track me :)

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  11. wow, the cool shit they come up with hey

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  12. I saw this before and still am interested in it.

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  13. Hi, I;m Karolina. ;))
    You have a very nice blog .. it is wonderful and beautiful .. I greet the Polish;))~; ^

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  14. My mind is blown pretty large for it just being a spatula. How the hell did it pick up the moisture from the stain?

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