A new robotic manicure from start-up Clockwork promises to give customers’ nails a millimeter-perfect finish in less than 10 minutes. Six Target locations in the United States have the autonomous devices installed.
The cost of painting the hands’ nails, according to the company, is US$ 8 . This amount is far less than what is used by individual manicurists or beauty salons in Uncle Sam’s country, which might charge up to US$ 50 for the service.
The MiniCURE is the first robot manicure designed for people with intractable problems. Our solution concentrates solely on what’s most crucial: having nails flawlessly presentable as quickly as possible. There are no slips, bother, or small talk involved.
The size and shape of each client’s nails are determined by MiniCURE using AI and 3D scanning technologies. The user only needs to select the desired colour and pattern; the rest will be handled by the machine.
According to Clockwork, the AI system can distinguish between skin and a person’s fingernail on their finger with an accuracy of 0.3 millimeters. Specialized algorithms then decide how to move the print nozzle to position the enamel.
The need for this kind of quick, automated service has grown significantly over the past few years. Renuka Apte, CEO of Clockwork, told Yahoo Finance, “We have MiniCURE orders coming from all over the world, and many of our contracts can only be fulfilled starting next year.
“Robots are becoming more common in our daily lives, working as everything from cooks to store clerks. We are accustomed to carrying out the labor-intensive tasks more quickly and competently than a human being thanks to our daily routine. One additional step on this future trip is a robotic manicure, said Renuka Apte.