Designer Alisson Wilson Ströher's IMO coffee maker is intended to be a compact, practical solution to household coffee making—but it looks like he picked up aesthetic cues from the HAL exoskeleton.
Besides looking cool, the swing arm actually serves a practical purpose. By adjusting its height you can easily fill cups of varying sizes. It also has the ability to brew three packets of coffee without changing the water in the reservoir. The IMO is only a concept at this point, but if it were to go into production, Ströher believes it would retail for about $US130. [Coroflot via Trends Updates via The Design Blog]