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This chest-mounted robot feeding arm could stuff your face when you’re too full to move

22 Nov

Yeah.

For those celebrating Thanksgiving today, at some point there will come a time where you is simply too full to move. At this point, the sensible action is to sleep it off before rising later in the day, groggy and disorientated, for a second gorging. But what if technology could help? What if, instead of succumbing to your turkey stupor, some sort of chest-mounted robot arm could lob sweet treats into your open mouth? What a world that would be.

We’ve not reached this gravy-soaked utopia yet, but researchers from Australia and India have taken us one step closer with “Arm-A-Dine” — a robot arm worn in the middle of the chest that picks food up off the table and conveys it to you or your dining partner’s mouth.


Technology, aiding gluttony!

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14 responses to “This chest-mounted robot feeding arm could stuff your face when you’re too full to move

  1. Will S.

    November 22, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Just think: this would free up your hands to use your smartphone! None of this pesky using your knife and fork, wasting precious energy that could be used typing and swiping… 😉

     
  2. ddswaterloo

    November 23, 2018 at 12:25 am

    This is meant to be a joke right? One can only hope.

     
    • Will S.

      November 23, 2018 at 12:28 am

      I hope so, but I doubt it…

       
    • Carnivore

      November 23, 2018 at 6:03 am

      I suppose one could see this being used by a paralyzed person, but the article doesn’t take that angle. The tubby fellow in the video needs a chest mounted arm to push him away from the table.

       
      • Will S.

        November 23, 2018 at 9:26 am

        I was thinking that too, Carnivore, but the story doesn’t even mention such a potential application.

        Ha! That he does. 😃

         
  3. 12345

    November 23, 2018 at 9:41 am

     
  4. fister roboto

    November 23, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    pixar’s wall-e was a documentary.

     
    • Will S.

      November 26, 2018 at 10:48 am

      😃

       
  5. feeriker

    November 24, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Yet another example of why I’m rapidly becoming a techno-cynic/Luddite.

     
    • Will S.

      November 25, 2018 at 1:30 am

      Yeah…

       
  6. Socially Extinct

    November 24, 2018 at 8:49 am

    2018: build it and they will eat, and eat, and eat…

    This reminds me of Wall-E, a surprisingly prescient “kids” movie..

     
    • Will S.

      November 25, 2018 at 1:30 am

      😃

       

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