Worst Applause Ever: Robotic Clapping Hands

October 25, 2011


In the future robots will do your clapping for you after they've torn you limb from limb and are harvesting your life force to power the Matrix or whatever. So you'll at least have that going for you. A good job and loving relationship? LOLOL!

Masato Takahashi of Japan's Keio University has created a set of robot hands for situations where a whole robot really isn't necessary.

He says the "Ondz" robotic clappers can be used to add to the sound of a crowd at a live performance, as real-life clapping avatars for Internet viewers who can't be at the show, or for spanking.

First of all, these things don't even sound like clapping -- they sound like a guy on speed beating his limp blimpie against a bus seat. Secondly, I-- "Whoa whoa whoa, let's go back to the wiener and the bus seat thing." WHY? "I'm curious!" God, of course you are. Take the 10/48 bus leaving the corner of Melrose and La Brea at 6:01 tomorrow morning and all will be revealed.

Hit the jump for the WTF'ery in action.

Clapping Robot Hands of the Day

Thanks to Mark, who would rather bootyclap than have a robot make his applause for him.

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