Coming home after a long day at the office is tiring enough without having to make dinner and wash dishes. Fortunately, the engineers at Panasonic have introduced the world’s first dish cleaning robot. This device is capable of dipping dishes in water and then load them into a dishwasher. Video after the break.

While it can’t exactly “wash” the dishes, per se, it can apparently pick up even delicate dishes without damaging them, dip them in the water, load them into a dishwasher, and even turn on said dishwasher.

[via EngadgetJapanprobe]