The Panasonic's robot barber role is to wash customers' hair.
Equipped with 16 fingers with sensors, it replicates perfectly the action of the hands of a proffessional. A kind of scanner first assesses the size of the head to better position them.
It obeys the instructions of the client about his its preferences.
It has a memory so it can store individual preferences for reuse at a further session.
This robot is not really meant to hair salons, but rather to hospitals and hospices where it helps provide care for patients or disabled.
It will then reach the general public and help the elderly and disabled at home.