There's Something Weirdly Hilarious About This Tomato-Picking Robot

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Robots doing human things are funny. They just are. And this tomato-picking robot from Panasonic is no exception, especially when it screws up and drops a perfectly good tomato on the floor.

Bad robot.

The machine, which doesn’t currently have a name (but your humble author has suggested TomAuto, the royalties for which will presumably keep her in tomatoes for life), is in its third iteration – though our visit to Panasonic’s robotics lab in Japan for their 100th anniversary was the first time any of the world’s media had been allowed a look at it.

It will no doubt please Gizmodo UK’s enormous audience of tomato pickers to hear that it’s not actually very good. We’re not being mean:

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