Meal Assistance Robot Feeds You

The Meal Assistance Robot is a nifty prototype created by Isao Wakabayashi, an undergrad at Chukyo University, Japan. It uses the Rascal robot set from Robix.


(Meal Assistance Robot video)

The Meal Assistance Robot uses image processing software created by Wakabayashi to detect and recognize meal items.

Best of all, the image processing software labels all items, so you can use the voice command module to order your food intake. "Jello!"

Technovelgy readers are of course familiar with the My Spoon robot, which was developed as an assistive technology for people who cannot feed themselves.

As sometimes happens, I'm stumped for a science fiction reference. Readers? I know there must be an instance of a robot feeding a person somewhere.

Update: Take a look at the Eating Machine from Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times.

Thanks, Blue Monkey! End update.

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