Panasonic shampoo robot hits the salon

If you think 10 fingers feels good on your scalp, try 24.

Video screenshot by Tim Hornyak/CNET)

If I were near Tokyo Station right now, I’d hop on a bullet train to Osaka lickety-split. Why? To get my scalp cleansed by Panasonic’s shampoo robot, of course.

Hair salon Super Hair Seo in the nearby city of Nishinomiya is playing the lucky host to the electronics giant’s Head Care Robot, which is undergoing its first tests alongside hairdressers.

Introduced back in 2010, the device consists of a reclining chair and a mechanized washbasin. It first scans your head to get an idea of its shape, and can accommodate a variety of noggins, according to Panasonic.

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Then it releases shampoo jets and gets to work on your scalp with its 24 robotic fingers, as the promo vid below tells us. Eight of the fingers work the back of your neck while the rest knead your scalp.

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