The earliest models of humanoid robot were so desperately primitive that they were unable to pick out their own ear wax. Hence this retrofitted device, which did the job for them.
When I started drawing this latest piece of Birotech, I imagined it was some kind of futuristic hyperdrive. Then, halfway through, I tweeted a questions asking people to suggest what it really was. The first response – from Damien G Walter – was “self guided ear wax picker”.
Having berated Damien for making me draw an ear when all I really wanted to do was draw spaceships, I set to work and completed the drawing. The result is one of the stranger things I’ve sketched. But at least the robot’s ears are clean.
Here’s a gallery of the work in progress.