Panasonic Hair-Washing Robot
Panasonic's Hair-Washing Robot is designed to be used in hospitals. It can perform all of the expected tasks, wetting and then shampooing the hair, and rinsing, conditioning and drying.
(Panasonic Hair-Washing Robot [right])
This new model features washing arms with more fingers - 24 in all (much better than the previous 16) and better mechanics.
Fans of Philip K. Dick know that robots are destined to take care of us all. In his 1953 story The Impossible Planet, Dick introduces us to the robants:
Behind Norton came a withered old woman. Beside her moved a gleaming robant, a towering robot servant, supporting her with his arm. The robant and the tiny old woman entered the control room slowly...
"Irma Vincent Gordon," Andrews murmured. He glanced up. "Is that right?"
The old woman did not move.
"She is totally deaf, sir," the robant said.
Update 08-Jun-2016: Right after using the hair washing robot, I think you'd want the barber helmet from Ben Gleed, King of Speed (1939) by Don Wilcox.
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