Do you want your nails to be ready? Let a robot do it.

Nimble has incorporated so-called computer vision to work with artificial intelligence and a robotic arm to deliver simple 10-minute manicures in a device also close to the size of a toaster. To build brand awareness, the company, which started in Tel Aviv but is now headquartered in Brooklyn, recently ran a Kickstarter campaign and has ensured $ 10 million in seed financing also.

As with any robotics, there is the inevitable question of whether the jobs will be replaced by the devices. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2019 there were 155,300 jobs; The median salary was $ 27,870 per year or $ 13.40 per hour (before tips). Without any interruption, a growth rate of 19 percent is expected.

None of the futuristic machines shapes the nails, so part of the salon service will not be interrupted. Ms. Apte said she did not anticipate any loss of employment in the salons, because her device would function as an additional service. Leong also said he didn’t expect his company’s device to put people out of work because it wasn’t a substitute for a full manicure.

The three companies have different business models. Clockwork wants to keep ownership, with Its devices are available for a quick color change in offices, apartment buildings or retail stores for about $ 10, Apte said. Nimble’s product is designed for home use and the company plans to sell it directly to consumers and at points of sale, Moran said, with an expected price of $ 399. (Those who invested through Kickstarter were eligible for a pre-order price of $ 249.) Coral is also looking for consumers, but its model is changing, Leong said, as it adjusts the device to keep prices below $ 100.

The process is fast. Agile, said Mr. Moran, It will polish and dry your nails within 10 minutes, using its proprietary formula. Ms. Apte acknowledged that while Clockwork’s manicure may take less than 10 minutes, the drying time is extra.

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