Sushi Robot and Patisserie Robot : DigInfo

At FOOMA JAPAN 2009, the international food machinery and technology exhibition, people’s attention was caught by robots that handle food with hands just like human ones. Here, sushi is being carried by a sushi robot using a robot arm (M-430iA) manufactured by FANUC. The hand, which has a silicone skin just like a person’s, moves the sushi between chopping boards. Here, baumkuchen is being carried by a patisserie robot, using a robot arm (V Series) from Denso Wave. Both the robots use robot hands from SQUSE. By moving artificial muscles using air pressure, soft foods such as sushi and baumkuchen can be carried without losing their shape or being dropped. The arm is controlled by air pressure, and it can grasp
objects with various shapes using the same control. We have developed pneumatic
actuators called artificial muscles. The main feature of these is that even when air is injected, the pressure is released in accordance
with the form of an object. By sending air to a pressure-driven actuator, the actuator
can be contracted, in a way that resembles a pantograph. The pneumatic actuator has an interior pouch made of inflatable plastic and rubber, and an outer pouch woven from textile material. Tendons are connected to each side of the exterior pouch. This actuator weighs only about one gram, but its tensile force, which is proportional to the supply pressure and the surface area of the inner pouch, exceeds 10 N. Ultimately, we aim to achieve a functional prosthetic hand. Also, as many tasks on assembly lines are still
not automated, and require human hands, we think our robot hands could be
used to do such manual tasks. The prototypes demonstrated here are not intended for actual factory use. But there is expected to be a need for such robot hands, in food processing and other plants that require hygienic operations.

100 comments on “Sushi Robot and Patisserie Robot : DigInfo”

  1. Felipe Rodas says:

    I'm afraid that hand, is like that all ….. real! , Already!, Ripped off someone's hand to make that second hand so real!!!!

  2. CuteCinnamorll says:


  3. UncleOji says:

    thats a cool rawbot

  4. I'm TheSteadyCamel says:

    i think im buying one only if it can feed me sushi all the time!

  5. Epsilos says:

    of course they would make this -(ps they would make this because they are lazy…)

  6. squidb8 says:

    @Corbin2908 : Did you actually watch the vid? The Sushi and Strawberries are merely demonstrations objects, meant to show that robo hand is gentle enough to pick them up without crushing them.

  7. Dieter says:

    I want a female robot hand like that! 😀 no need to do my dirty stuff on my own xd

  8. Diego Medina says:

    chevere haaa

  9. nathanfat37 says:

    @a4andrei Didn't they attempt that in Big Bang Theory? lol

  10. xDrowning Yata says:

    … Why does it need fingernails?

  11. Song4Alex says:

    this will take yer jerb

  12. nightowl8936 says:


    haha it might also give you a hand jerb.

  13. SkyeFische says:

    People have silicone skin?

    "The hand which has a silicone skin, just like a real human's."

  14. matthewlovesdebooze says:

    maybe the can create robots that please their woman better than they can.

  15. controllerbrain says:

    @a4andrei it can, and clean you up afterwards.

  16. BlackmanTheJock says:

    later, robot will take over the world. and i think all people in that time is fat

  17. Nautilus says:

    @a4andrei LOL Before I came to this video I was thinking *sigh* "Someones going to make a handjob joke"

  18. xamanto says:

    Japan: Manual labour is fucking stupid, let's make robots.
    Europe: Let's see if we can find more answers about the universe by colliding these particles.

  19. Kuzmarket says:

    Продаю наборы для суши.
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  20. AtFullTilt says:

    The Japanese kick ass.

  21. theantiantichrist says:

    @SkyeFische Of course we do. What's wrong with you?

  22. AZR NSMX1 says:

    @SkyeFische has not silicone skin, silicone boobs and asses.

  23. Lenatan says:

    they say it like we have too many open jobs if this is going to take up human jobs we is screwed

  24. straker1999 says:

    Pretty good when you consider it does not have a head and cannot see what it is doing :o/

  25. Skegon says:

    When I read "Sushi Robot" I thought of a robot that could make sushi. Not just move plastic sushi from one place to another. ._.

  26. Devin Mercado says:

    I have a good idea what I could have that hand do for me.

  27. Yueji says:

    i bet those female scientists have a fingering software that they are dying to install

  28. [RS] EddyTheOliveira says:

    @SkyeFische Yep. Our body is also made of metal you know. Actually, I dunno whether silicon is a metal or a gas. Meh.

  29. WaggishTickle says:

    Their obsession with making robots look like humans… I don't like it..

  30. Chris Dahl says:

    Im buying one and im Not gonna use it for sushi

  31. まほいど says:


  32. aaronq says:


  33. [RS] EddyTheOliveira says:

    So that's like both?

  34. aaronq says:

    nope, i was addressing your categorization of silicon which is a metalloid (which can also be a gas or liquid at the right temp/pressure).. human hands are obviously not metal, like the video mentions, that error is probably due to a language/translation problem, silly japanese

  35. [RS] EddyTheOliveira says:

    Oh, well I wasn't talking about the hand only, just our skin itself.

  36. CutiePie4325 says:

    They probably took a mould of a real person's hand, and it would be useless to go to the effort of getting rid of the fingernails…

  37. Andy Garag says:

    dude get with the times, no one has carbon based skin these days

  38. SolarizeYourLife says:

    Did it wash it's hand before making sushi? You don't know where it's been.

  39. FwithouttheFrank says:

    Because Japan

  40. StreetLeagueSkater1 says:


  41. I3odybuilding says:

    Can this robot masturbate?

  42. mrken001 says:

    Didn't you know, Japanese people are robots too

  43. Entr0py says:

    She says "robot" like zoidberg

  44. dixie faps says:

    yes we are silicon based lifeforms just like she said 😛

  45. Gangsta Cat says:

    Ппц, кому кисть ампутировали? ))))

  46. RandomizedLyrics says:

    it can pick sushi up but the question we all are thinking is…. ;] can it feed us?

  47. masterchilly100 says:

    Everything synthetic must look like synthetic! That`s the poit…

  48. gaku says:


  49. Andrew tran says:

    That hand is creepy

  50. Simboiss says:

    Science doesn't work that way…

  51. fortalezap says:

    to scratch

  52. tropemaster says:

    You don't?

  53. beaman220 says:

    Handjob booth fye dollah.

  54. Willy Candra says:

    terminatorrrr they are coming , I call it now

  55. ZopteY says:

    to protect it from knives when it cuts the sushi?

  56. WuHaHa2012 says:

    oh my god,he carries food!

  57. MilMike says:

    this would be an awesome masturbator…

  58. Chun Chen Chung says:

    too slow

  59. jokerjogz says:

    I could use a robot that handles chopsticks the right way

  60. Calvin Wong says:

    has it washed it's hand

  61. I'm the captain now says:

    haha right, cause americans are retarded completely, their government abuse that. Let the people believe intheir shitty beliefs and well ruin the country to 🙂

  62. Phil Jackson says:

    That generally depends on whether you're trying to make a machine that can do a well defined task very quickly and efficiently, or a machine that can adapt to undertaking a range of different tasks relatively slowly. You won't find any humanoids in manufacturing plants just yet, but that might well change in the era of 'mass customisation'.

  63. Malik Maliko says:

    Terminator's hand

  64. astrialkil says:

    Japan: (start Terminator music) show field full of skulls
    Europe: (start "Flight of the Valkyries ") Show huge gaping crater
    USA: (start "God Bless America") Show fat people praying for japan and Europe.

  65. romm prorok says:

    slow and moving stupidly.

  66. Nii says:

    That's true,they are just wasting money,the human form is not the most efficient.

  67. Nii says:

    dude skin isn't dead tissue.Nails maybe,but not skin.

  68. Ben Fryback says:

    Skin is dead tissue. The layer UNDER the top layer is alive. It's called 4th grade science.

  69. babu OO says:

    care with it can be used wit bad motive like mafia in the politics can put a robot like president and control all of us mai be kill the real president then reamplace with this robot and  lie people robot is progrmable and can not have soul  it dousen quetion his own self what os good robot progrmable manipulable human no can question can change to refomles any priciples robot not and this is perfecto for the oligaky. care if putin there should a law thats have to take care putin i felling this is to tentation some trasnacional or mafia will want to try it

  70. Zero Cool says:

    Why would I want it to look like a hand, instead of something more sanitary?
    I see nothing impressive about a robot hand moving objects from one place to another. This has nothing to do with a sushi robot. It's just a robot that moves objects.

  71. MrResha2010 says:

    силиконовая рука

  72. Nadia Mendoza says:

    I want to give it a hi five

  73. MrNateSPF says:

    "The hand which has a silicon skin, just like a persons, moves the sushi between cutting boards." 0:27  Persons do not have a silicon skin.

  74. chungdha says:

    Think its looks so creepy because they made it look like a human hand attached to an robot arm. Rather they just made it be a robot hand and not make it look more human.

  75. Charlie Yu says:

    Its kinda creepy

  76. William Meyers says:

    yah thats not creepy at all.

  77. Steve Lawson says:

    How can it wash it's hands when it has only ONE HAND!?!  [Can it make the sound of one hand clapping?]

  78. Steve Lawson says:

    Hand models beware!

  79. Steve Lawson says:

    Still…a rather amazing feat of robotics to shuttle around something as delicate as sushi [actually sashimi in this case], without damaging it!  But the title of this video is misleading — I expected a robot that could PREPARE sushi!  Now that would be an INCREDIBLE feat!

  80. KevZen2000 says:

    Now women are in trouble, as this robot is taking their job.

  81. sohandsome says:

    now make a HJ robot , please

  82. Spoif says:

    Innovators will tell you that robots are for carrying out repetitive laborious tasks so that humans can do more constructive things.  Unfortunately for the myriad of production-line workers replaced by robots, being unemployed is not particularly constructive.

  83. FacePaLm 1 says:

    This is what they use at McDonald's now.

  84. sava cristian says:

    can I borrow this for 5 min? I want to tie a bow and I need the extra hand

  85. warr machine65 says:

    the man in the pink tie is a android

  86. Mohamed Blaiech says:

    that hand though 😮

  87. crimescene25 says:

    Hopefully when the robots revolt, this thing will violently throw sushi into my mouth lol.

  88. GVM4763 GVM4763 says:

    I know a few guys who would like that hand but they need to be specific with their command to "jerk it off".


    I'm asking to myself, did they cut off that hand from some guy? it looks so real….

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  91. twitte0king says:

    pressure driven actuator has 10 N tensile force? wow!!

  92. statorworks 345 says:

    That hand looks really good. Needs Japanese work glove though.

  93. Michael steffen says:

    The hand is racist! It has no skin color! Kinda looks like a white guys hand! White privilege rules again…………. Yep, I`m a white guy… Fuck you Libtards, snowflakes, millennial dumbasses, BLM and, Trump protestors… I am proud of my heritage too. Get over it!

  94. Braselton94 says:

    By the time that picks things up a person with arms or artificial limbs could have picked up 20 by then.

  95. Finley Bowley says:

    Robat Robat Robat!

  96. Mike Kurrle says:

    die finger sollten sich noch drehen können . dies ist fürs händling wichtig.gruss mik

  97. daersoulkeeper says:

    i have my own thalad making robot, the only problem is getting it to squirt the right amount of DRETHING

  98. Khanh Phạm Đình says:

    first time see this i'm like "what the f**k"

  99. V-Rep Tutorials says:

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  100. Baki B says:

    Well i was impressed in the first month but after a decade not that much

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