Oswald McWeany writes: Forget assembly lines, vacuuming floors, or conquering humanity; robots, it seems, have learned a new skill, cleaning hair. This may at first sound frivolous for robotic engineering but the 24 fingered robot is seen as an aide to the elderly or disabled.
"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a
cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." - H.L. Mencken