Robot Feeds Tomatoes to Marathon Runners

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When a Japanese company wants to sell a product, the normal thing to do is design a robot for it, whether that makes any sense or not. Food manufacturer Kagome wants to sell tomatoes as a healthy refreshing snack. This wearable robot will feed you up to seven regular tomatoes while you run mile after mile, carrying the 17-pound robot. Now wouldn’t it be easier to just carry a bag of tomatoes?

Well, the robot is a one-off publicity stunt, as they won’t be mass-producing them. However, the news about it highlights the food company, which will be handing out tomatoes to runners at the 2015 Tokyo Marathon. This story is priming those runners to think about how good a juicy tomato would taste while they run. Meanwhile, watching this thing work is a hoot! -via Arbroath

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