Robotic Body Scoopers: Bring Out Your Dead

Posted on April 20, 2008

If you have ever seen “Monty Python”, then you would remember the scene where the filthy man covered in muck comes around with a wheel barrel chiming “Bring out your dead“.

In Japan, the task of extracting their dead has become a bit more advanced.

Meet Robokiyu the Rescue Robot, whose job it is to come in and extract the dead from any situation.

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Owned by the Tokyo Fire Department and controlled by remote control Robokiyu uses two movable arms to drag a person’s body up the slide located in the front of the machine.

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Don’t worry if you happen to be presumed dead and picked up by Robokiyu, he has fresh oxygen pumping through him at all times for your convenience.

Robokiyu is also not above apology and will happily pour you a drink to say sorry.

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Still I can only imagine how scary that would be. Laying out after a long night of drinking to have be jolted awake in the arms of some giant robot trying to eat you… wow

You can see the official released PDF from the Tokyo Fire Department here – link.

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Sun Tzu has spent about 7 years in Asia traveling through Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Korea. A true fan of everything that is weird and strange, he decides in the end what is displayed and published on this site. Sun has previous experience writing for numerous print mags such as XLR8R, URB, and Movement Magazine.
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John the shark has a point. But more innocently, Japan is leading edge. The youth of Japan do not want '3D' jobs: anything dirty, difficult or dangerous. Should we add possibly demeaning or disease-ridden to make '5D'? And: can you blame them? A nasty chore well automated. I would hope there's a robot to wash the robot. Actually I'm pretty squeamish, so I would hope there's a robot to wash that robot.

Rusty Wilson
Rusty Wilson

It's coming to scoop them away, away it's coming to scoop them away it's coming to scoop the dead away where life is so happy and gay

John H.
John H.

John the shark has a point. But more innocently, Japan is leading edge. The youth of Japan do not want '3D' jobs: anything dirty, difficult or dangerous. Should we add possibly demeaning or disease-ridden to make '5D'? And: can you blame them? A nasty chore well automated. I would hope there's a robot to wash the robot. Actually I'm pretty squeamish, so I would hope there's a robot to wash that robot.

John the shark
John the shark

Or maybe the people of Japan are getting conditioned for things to come the more and more things are heating up in the world the closer we move to eugenics. here they are building FEMA camps. Do the research. Get informed

Scooter
Scooter

I think we're ignoring the crucial question here---why are there SO MANY DEAD PEOPLE lying around in Japan that they need a multi million dollar robot to go around picking them up!???

|Purple|Demon|
|Purple|Demon|

100% good question... may it all the suicides, earthquakes, Godzilla-attacks... ??? who knows ?

god(zilla) complex
god(zilla) complex

LOL... good call. and why is it called "Robokiyu the Rescue Robot"? i understand the need for alliteration, but i see no rescuing going on here. wouldn't something like "Curtis the Corpse Collector" be more appropriate?

Harimau
Harimau

"rescue" what exactly?

cyberpunk
cyberpunk

"Soylent Green" was my first thought too.

Bruno
Bruno

Weird machine i would say. Weird country as well. There are things which cant be created. LoL. this is one of'em.

bobbie sellers
bobbie sellers

That would be a wheel barrow not a barrel though I understand Japanese coffins in the day resembled barrels. And the guy was covered in dirt because in those days of yore baths were rare in Europe and the streets were muck. Really grim to read accounts of the old cemeteries in Paris. This is a nasty chore well automated but is the machine up to quantity removals in the case of epidemic? I wonder... Better would be a resuscitation robot to try first then call the removal machine when the body doesn't respond to standard measures.

Nocat
Nocat

Soylent Green

gee-man
gee-man

Oh man, I can only imagine how scary that'd be, if you became unconcious, and then woke up among a bunch of other dead bodies in a morgue or something.

DARKWING DUCK
DARKWING DUCK

Soon our mouths will be alive with dead animals of every race and religion

Plaigar
Plaigar

Um...what?

Maegan
Maegan

Pretending to be the robot.

Alyssa
Alyssa

Holy effin shit. Why is that robot eating grandpa??