October 24, 2012, 10:18 AM — These days, nothing that comes out of Japan really surprises me anymore, especially when it comes to robots.
Including this news (courtesy of DigInfo News), in which we see a Panasonic-developed prototype for a dry head spa robot. Of course, I had no idea what a dry head spa was, but apparently in Japan people go to these places to have their heads massaged. But now you can have a robot do this - not only in a spa, but they're looking to add this to things like bathtubs, massage chairs and a desktop model.
I guess it's only natural that Panasonic developed this, as they already had developed several hair-washing robots for salons.
Come to think of it, I could use one of these at my desk while I'm writing these blog posts.
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