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
    Trollface

    Hold on...

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

  3. Adolph Clickbait
    Thumb Up

    I don't know how I've managed so long without one!

  4. Little Mouse
    Happy

    Mmmmmm

    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
    Unhappy

    very sadness

    "video has been removed by the user"

    1. Flywheel Silver badge

      Re: very sadness

      Exceeding joyfullness!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOJaDDO38kk

      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?

    http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0020686/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t5

    1. P. Lee Silver badge
      Devil

      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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