Why Does This Wasp Fighting Robot Need A Mohawk?

I’m all for building robots that can handle simple everyday tasks, what I don’t understand is why you would give the robot a mohawk and then send it scurrying up a ladder.

Invented in Utsunomiya, Japan by Professor Sekine, the robot (pictured above) can scurry up a ladder with a single command and spray insecticide (via a remote) at angry nests of wasps.

The robot is fairly large at 5’6″ and is made out of wood and lightweight metal which makes it perfect for scaling ladders and killing nests of bees and other bugs.

My only question for Professor Sekine is “why would you create a humanoid looking robot, just for the task of killing insects.” Surely a long tube that shoots insecticide would have worked just as well and the entire mohawk could have been avoided.

Does anyone else find the entire outfit with mohawk to be a bit strange?

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