cleaning

  • Autonomous office cleaning robot

    Japanese conglomerates Fuji Heavy Industries, Sumitomo and Subaru are developing a new robot [JP, PDF] that’s able to clean office buildings autonomously. The yet to be named robot (pictured on the left) is sized at just 50x45x80cm, meaning it’s able to maneuver even along narrow paths. Its functions include vacuuming the floors and picking up garbage. Read More

  • Observe these delicious ravioli sponges

    If you’re standing up, you better find a place to sit down because I’m about to blow your mind. These are sponges that look like a ravioli. Again, these are sponges. That look. Like ravioli. I KNOW, RIGHT?!!! Read More

  • Fukitorimushi: Panasonic's creepy cleaning robot (video)

    The so-called Fukitorimushi (“wipe-up bug” in Japanese), a cleaning robot of a very special kind, has been around for quite a while now. But what was showcased recently during a tech exhibition in Tokyo was the newest version. And the thing is still creepy as hell. Read More

  • ‘Baby Mop’ cleans floors with crawl power!

    Truly a two-birds-with-one-stone product, the Baby Mop concept seems to be a divisive topic. Some people seem to think it’s a good idea while others call it “downright disgusting.” I’ll try to stay out of it, as I don’t have any children of my own. Read More

  • iRobot has two new Roombas for your cleaning needs: One for pets, one for offices


    Sorta like this, but not really because iRobot still doesn’t have the proper photos up yet IRobot has a couple of new Roombas for you pet owners. Two, to be exact. There’s the Pet Series Vacuum Cleaning Robot and the Professional Series Vacuum Cleaning Robot, both of which sound like a real hoot. The Pet Series has a few things that make cleaning up after your pets a little… Read More

  • Cyber Clean keyboard cleaning spooge

    This gummy stuff will clean your keyboard and even disinfect it with one fell plop. At about $20 it’s not cheap – and not available in the U.S. but I definitely could use some on my groddy, greasy keboard. It looks like I’ve been eating chocolate and beef jerky over this thing. Seriously. Read More

  • ReadyBot: R2D2 + Rosie from the Jetsons + Roomba

    I’m not quite ready for the responsibility of robot ownership, but for those of you that are ready, the aptly-named ReadyBot might be right up your alley. It’s only in the proof-of-concept stage right now, but according to the ReadyBot team, the robot “picks up toys, uses a special carpet rake tool to scrape up small items into plastic bins, moving sideways and diagonally… Read More

  • Ladybug bots clean Japanese toilets, induce stage fright

    That’s…um…adorable? You might see one of these the next time you’re at a Japanese highway rest stop. The Lady Bird "is equipped with water tanks, brushes and other tools needed for heavy-duty scrubbing. Obstacle detection sensors allow the robot to safely perform its duties without running into people." It’s also got a built-in microphone and speech… Read More

  • Shoe Pure 100 Looks Like An Dinosaur Egg

    I’m not gonna lie. I have over 20 pairs of shoes and about 7 of them really smell bad. Some worse than others, it’s all my fault. During those hot summer days when I’m half-drunk, I throw on shoes without socks and 5 hours later it smells like rotting cheese. If I had the Shoe Pure 100 though, my shoes would smell like roses the next day. The egg-shaped device glows a… Read More

  • Nike Floor Hockey Cleaning Concept

    Nike seems to get the youth of today. Aside from making cool kicks, the company took some time to whip up this concept cleaning system. Modeled after a floor hockey set, there’s a vacuum that doubles as a goal. You must sweep dirt and rubbish into it with a broom that resembles a hockey stick. You score some points, Mom is happy and the living room is no longer a mess. Sounds like a… Read More

  • Memorex To Public: Quit Huffing Our Products

    I know kids will ingest a lot of dumb stuff, but I didn’t know cans of air duster were on the list. It is an aerosol-based product though, and Memorex, makers of the Air Duster line of compressed-gas cleaner wants to help keep the kids off the drugs, so it’s adding bitterant to the products to “discourage potential abusers from “huffing” by making the contents… Read More