Sunday, 18 March 2007

Robot Tissue Dispenser

The ever-smiling "Mospeng-kun" is a tissue dispensing robot that can be rented out for around £450 for five days. When it detects a person nearby, it utters a high-pitched onegai shimasu and offers up a pack of tissues. When the tissues are taken from the robot’s hand, it thanks the customer with an arigato gozaimashita and grabs another tissue pack from the cartridge for the next person. Aaccording to the company website, Mospeng-kun is capable of gathering information about the people it encounters on the job. Which makes the jolly little smile on its face look a little more sinister...

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