Our robo overlords have finally arrived, and they’re here to … feed us tomatoes? Huh, for some reason we figured there’d be a lot more lasers.
Either way, say hello to Petit-Tomatan, a robot developed by Japanese tomato company Kagome that rides on your back and feeds you tomatoes while you work out. Yep, this thing is a fitness gadget.
The 18-pound bot sits on your shoulders and at the push of a button grabs a fruit from its canister and puts it within reach of your choppers, as its cold lifeless eyes cast judgement on your need for organic sustenance.
Alas, the Petit-Tomatan isn’t available for purchase. It’s actually a marketing stunt by Kagome, which, according to Popular Mechanics, will have an employee wear the robot while running the Tokyo Marathon.
In its promotion video for the bot, Kagome shows one of its employees running with the Petit-Tomatan on his back and enjoying a refreshing tomato. A narrator explains that tomatoes are a good source of antioxidants and wonderful for athletes.
It’s the ultimate fitness wearable, it’s horrifying, and we want one right now.
Now if only someone would invent a robot that could automatically feed you Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, we’d gladly welcome the robot apocalypse.
via: Popular Mechanics