The horror! The horror!
Designer Kevin Grennan really plumbed some kind of cybernetic heart of darkness when he conceived this supremely nasty robot armpit.
Now on display at the Design Interactions Show 2011 at the Royal College of Art in London, this little Sarlacc pit doesn't do much besides sweat and stink.
It releases "Japanese standard artificial sweat," according to Grennan. Would that be Pocari Sweat, the sports drink that comes in a blue can?
Not so, Grennan explained to me: "The armpit currently emits Japanese industrial-recipe artificial sweat, which is used in testing fabrics. This artificial sweat doesn't smell particularly strongly; there is a faint hint of urea though."
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