Panasonic unveils KAR robot arm that handles all your dirty dishes

On December 19, 2008, in Uncategorized, by KLS

Not very often does technology help us so much to the extent that it helps us out around the kitchen (the very thing that we’re all so lazy about). Now Panasonic thinks their latest creation might just do the trick. The KAR robot arm developed by a group of researchers from Panasonic and the University of Tokyo appears to do the sole task it was designed for relatively well. This is brilliant especially on a busy day when you come home from work, exhausted and just want to sit down on the couch for some tele. Though the KAR robot arm doesn’t exactly wash the dishes for you, it has been designed so that it is able to pick up your dishes gently without making a mess, rinse them and load them into your dishwasher – which is good enough for me!

Panasonic unveils KAR robot arm that handles all your dirty dishes

The researchers apparently aren’t satisfied with things just yet, however, and they say they eventually hope that robot will be able to clean up after a family of four in just five minutes.

[via Engadget, JapanProbe]

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3 Responses to Panasonic unveils KAR robot arm that handles all your dirty dishes

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    Chris - LG says:

    A friend of mine studied robotics at university and, believe it or not, one of the most challenging tasks they had to make a robot do was butter a slice of bread. Immensely tricky thing to do, apparently.

    • 1.1

      Thanks for dropping by Chris, I can imagine that being quite a tough thing to do and for a student even more difficult? I think scientists in robotics are getting very clever these days, the amount of improvement in the technology they are able to provide year on year is immense. Like the twendy one Japanese robot you featured on LG Blog, the dexterity of its robotic hands are incredible!

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        Chris - LG says:

        yes – i was truly amazed to see the straw-juggling it was capable of.

        Personally, I’m now awaiting the delivery of my jet-pack and silver jump suit

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