Nobody likes doing the dishes. Everybody knows that. Which is why I love the fact that Panasonic is putting money and time into developing a robot that does them for us.
Sure, this first prototype isn't the most impressive thing I've ever seen. It's basically an arm and a hand that's sensitive enough to not break glass, mounted on a rail for moving back and forth over a counter. It's all controlled by a camera, and it looks primitive at best. But hey, maybe in a few years we'll be able to sit back at the end of a meal and allow a robot to do all the chores. Just like in the Jetsons! We can only hope.