Life Machines Barber Robot Concept

Life Machines are concept designs from Postlerferguson, a multidisciplinary consultancy that explores issues of technology and culture.

Life Machines engages with the question of how an ageing population's needs can be met through technology. It investigates a possible future society in which humans and robots coexist in domestic spaces and asks what issues arise in a symbiotic relationship between humans and technology.

Consider the home barber robot.


(Life Machines barber robot)

First, this is just a concept. Second, haven't these guys seen any science fiction since Lost in Space? "Humans and robots coexist in domestic spaces?" Danger, Will Robinson!

Frankly, I don't think their designs push this idea any further than Robert Heinlein did sixty years ago, in Beyond This Horizon.

He pushed his face for a moment into the capillotomer. Shave completed, the booth sprayed him with scent and dusted him off. He was beginning to feel like himself again.
(Read more about Heinlein's capillotomer)

Via Machine Shaving.

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