A Japanese vegetable juice company has designed a new a wearable robot that dispenses tomatoes for people to eat while on the go.
Tomatan is a robot that can be worn as a backpack. Weighing 8kg (18 pounds), it features a tomato shaped head with a mouth that opens to dispense the tomato into circular metal arms that then come down over the person’s mouth to feed them a tomato.
Why would anyone need this, you might ask? Well, according to Kagome, which claims to be Japan’s largest supplier of tomato juice and tomato ketchup, people running the Tokyo marathon really need this.
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