Robot barber creepier than Sweeney Todd

Robot haircut raises money for childhood cancer

In the following video, watch as the multi-arm UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) "demonstrates its dexterity by shaving a volunteer's head to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation", which helps fund research for childhood cancer.

You can read more about the robot here, but I'm more interested in the possibility that robots may one day cut our hair. Would you let something like this get close to your head and neck areas?

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