Making the blog rounds is video of this robotic spatula:
So what is it?It's a factory robot put out by Japanese company Furukawa and called SWITR, which actually stands for Special World Idea Technology Revolution (Japanese L/R ambivalence accounts for the discrepancy). It was apparently designed to process dough and perform those delicate tasks that only human hands could do. Information is light, though there's footage of the production-line unit here and another video below of the single-portion unit, which dates back to 2007.
What we're dying to know is what type of non-stick material the blade surface is coated with, but it's a trade secret, of course.