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Getting a tattoo from an industrial robot looks intense (Tomorrow Daily 404)A massive robotic arm is modified to give tattoos to humans; also, Nissan shows off a working prototype of its BladeGlider electric vehicle.
[MUSIC] Greetings citizens of the internet. Welcome to Tomorrow Daily, the best new talk show in the known universe until next Thursday. I'm Ashley Esqueda. I'm Jeff Cannata. Don't be worried about the universe, it's us that's going away, but we have something cool coming. We do. But right now what's coming is this headline. I thought that was what the cool thing was. But If you're addicted to getting tattoos, maybe, just maybe, you could consider getting a tattoo from a robot. Two French designers are currently in residence at Pier 9 in San Francisco and this is one of their creations. Teaching an industrial robot arm to tattoo human skin isn't exactly easy. You have to make a model of the area of skin to be tattooed, design the actual tattoo art on that model, and then let the robot get to work. Did we mention the recipient needs to be restrained to keep their body still? [LAUGH] Obviously this will be huge for tattoos shop who want robots to complete simple designs for clientele but we aren't sure whether we are ready to strap ourselves down for some fresh ink from a robot or not Well I guess if robots are doing surgery, might as well let them do this. Do those little mustaches on hipsters.>> [LAUGH] Inside their fingers- Man. It seems all right. We'll let robots do the simple stuff. It's the stuff that tattoo artists hate doing. Right. Cuz they're, listen, there's some tattoo artists out there who watch the show. You know exactly what I'm talking about. The little arrows on people's fingers. And like the semicolon. They don't want to do that though. Some joker is going to have a robot tattoo a bar code on him and it'll be like an art piece. It will be very meta. [LAUGH] Exactly. I'm a big fan of electric cars, but this electric car It's got some bizarres. Meet the Nissan's BladeGlider, this was unveiled as the concept a few years ago. And now Nissan is showing off a working prototype. It seats three people with reverse butterfly doors that spread open like flapping wings. The seating is designed like a triangle with the driver in the center front while two passengers can sit side by side in the back. Based on battery size and motor ability it looks like the range could be around over 100 miles making it unique looking option for electric car enthusiasts in the future. No release date or pricing yet. But we're curious to see how the Bladeglider evolves as it nears commercial release. I just wanna be able to say, they're like what kind of car is that? It's a Bladeglider. Yeah. It's fine. It's no big deal. It just sounds so cool! It does sound super Super cool. If I'm the fourth guy who can't fit in the car and I have to juggle on the side of it, I'm the weight runner, [LAUGH] because weight runner is a thing.>> That is the most perfect joke I've ever heard in my life. All right well, thank you so much. I'm not proud of it. You shouldn't be proud, though I was really entertained. What do you think we should talk about on Thursday? They're both really good choices. I kinda feel like the audience is going to have more to say about Robotats. I think so. I think you guys should use the hashtag HEYTD on Twitter and tell us what tattoo you would get if a robot was giving it to you. Yeah, what is the perfect robot tattoo? And we'll think about it to and we'll all talk about it on Thursday. We'll reconvene during our deep dive episode. I love it. So, that being said, it is now time for our Phonetographer of the Day. [MUSIC] Today's Phonetographer of the Day is Jay who took this fiery photo with a Galaxy S7 Edge. Yeah, Jay wrote to us and said hey, Jeff and Ashley, my name is Jay. I've been watching your show for about 200 episodes, and I'm sorry that this will all come to an end. I've commented several times on the show, but this is the first time I'm sending a phonetography entry. I'm a 20 year veteran beach lifeguard at Jacob Riis Park in Rockaway Queens New York City. I took this picture a few days ago at 5:45 in the morning with my Galaxy S-7 Edge as the sun was rising on our morning workout. When most people think of Queens they don't think of the Atlantic Ocean. See that lifeguard chair on the right? That's my office and this is my view. You definitely have my permission to use this photo. Love, Jay. Amazing photo, first of all. Gorgeous color. Yeah. But what a life this guy leads! What a cool job. That's really awesome. I love that you have done this for 20 years. Wow. You're a lifeguard veteran of 20 years. I mean I can't imagine how many people you've saved from sharks. [LAUGH] Probably a lot. But they're not really on the Atlantic side. Are they on the Atlantic side? Jay, thanks so much for watching for so long. Don't worry, we're gonna have awesome content for you. Don't you worry. Yeah, we have more stuff. But just because Tomorrow Daily is ending next Thursday does not mean you can't send in your phonetography before the end of the show. You can email it to email@example.com. Yeah we. Our theme for these last few episodes is the best photo you have ever taken. Ever. We would love to see the photo you're most proud of. All you gotta do is send it to us, tell us what device you took it on, give us permission to use it on the show, tell us how to pronounce your name. And be sure to give us a little story as to why you think it's your favorite, or best, or most proud photo ever. Yeah. Jay did a really good job of that. Great example. You're great Great role model for all the budding and aspiring phonetographers out there today. [LAUGH] That is it for today's show. We'll be back tomorrow with a brand new docket of science fact meets science fiction. You can find us online, TomorrowDaily.com, all that stuff. But pick us up on social media as individuals because that's where you'll see all of our cool stuff later. And CNET social media But until then. Be good humans. Bye guys. [MUSIC]