Researchers at a Czech company, Neovision, have invented a duct-cleaning robot called Jetty. This machine is joystick controlled and has a 1024×768 pixel camera. It receives power and signal over a Ethernet-over-Cat5 cable, limiting its movement to about 35 meters right now, but it can clean and inspect kitchen, industrial, and office ducts with relative ease.
The robot uses dry ice to clean ductwork and can move up and down using its tread-like feet. The jets are situated on the middle of the robot for maximum pressure and Jetty can move through circular, rectangular, and square ducts and go up curves.
In almost every FPS adventure there’s a duct sequence and this demonic-looking, six armed monster will only add the the fright potential. It’s only a matter of time before this guy is armed with a flame thrower, net ejector, and stun gun so let’s just pretend the coming robot apocalypse isn’t going to happen any time soon and watch as Jetty washes the inside of some industrial vents in the video below. And remember, All Hail Our Coming Robot Overlords.