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 as needed to reach tight spots. It stores the bins in a cabinet, closes the door, and then empties trash receptacles. In a surprise move, Readybot deploys one of the popular off-the-shelf cleaning robots, which scoots out to vacuum the carpet.”

via Wired