Feed Your Friends With Autonomous Chest-Mounted Robot Arms

IEEE Spectrum

Enjoy your food in a new, weird way with a robotic third arm with face control

Eating food is an experience that tends to be about taste and texture and how the food looks and smells. Our focus goes from what’s going on on the plate to what’s going on in our mouths, without a lot of concern about what happens in between. Eating as a process doesn’t get all that much attention; we tend to treat it as just a chore involving utensils. Which is fine, but are we missing out somehow? The Exertion Games Lab at RMIT University in Australia thinks that the answer to that is yes, and they’re using chest-mounted social feeding robots to prove it.

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