Guy builds a robot barber

July 23, 2020

He did this because he didn’t want to go out in public to cut his hair.

YouTuber Shane Wighton has built a robotic barber that can cut his hair. In his latest video, Wighton explains how he trained the robot to separate sections of his hair, like a stylist might with a comb or their fingers. Apparently, he is not just ready to go out in public for a haircut just yet. The robot uses only scissors—no trimmers—adding another layer of difficulty. Even trickier: It also has to separate chunks of hair so it can laser in on that section, sort of like your hairstylist might while combing and fingering through your locks.