back to article Must-have sports tech: No, not an Apple Watch, a TOMATO GOB-STUFF BOT

Many inspirations and desires cross a runner's mind while pounding the pavement, but few could honestly say a robot sat on their shoulders force-feeding them tomatoes has ever been one. Thankfully Japanese tomato condiment company Kagome has identified a need consumers never realised they had. Kagome unveiled its 18lb …

  1. DougS Silver badge

    Japan gets weirder every day

    I need to visit again before it becomes completely incomprehensible to me. If that hasn't already happened.

  2. DropBear Silver badge

    Hold on...

    Inuyasha is a tomato tycoon now...?!?

  3. Adolph Clickbait
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    I don't know how I've managed so long without one!

  4. Little Mouse


    Can this be worn in other sporting environments and pre-loaded with non-tomato based produce?

    I'm thinking Darts / Pickled Eggs, but presumably the possibilities are almost infinite....

  5. Ugotta B. Kiddingme

    very sadness

    "video has been removed by the user"

    1. Flywheel Silver badge

      Re: very sadness

      Exceeding joyfullness!

      1. Ugotta B. Kiddingme

        Re: very sadness

        Much like! So gratitude!

        As with so many things Japanese, even a bemused "WTF?!?" simply is not sufficient. Gotta hand it to their ingenuity. Surely at least a few of these "solutions in search of problems" have ultimately led to major innovations that benefit everyone.

  6. Fungus Bob Silver badge

    What would Professor Gangreen say?

    1. P. Lee Silver badge

      Re: What would Professor Gangreen say?

      So many sequels its embarrassing. I'd be red-faced. ...................Killer Tom------>

  7. Martin Budden

    Variety is the spice of (freakin' weird Japanese) life

    The fruit-bot appears to work superbly with a standard-sized Alicante, but how would it cope with a Campari or an Azoychka? Enquiring tomatophiles want to know!

    1. Shovel

      Re: Variety is the spice of (freakin' weird Japanese) life

      What do you mean, African or European Swallow?

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