Saturday, June 21, 2014

Peel me a grape -- Part 2

A colleague was intrigued by Intuitive Surgical's use of a grape to demonstrate the efficacy of its Da Vinci surgical robot:

Thank you for bringing this bizarre advertising ploy to our attention.  I found the Youtube video of the robot peeling a grape absolutely agonizing to watch.  As you may have noticed, it was not doing a very good job. It was slow and awkward (ten minutes to peel half a grape??) and stabbed and sliced the poor grape in ways that can only evoke pity.  If you would like to see an effective, no-nonsense way to peel a grape, try this video:

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