Cleaning grimy highway rest stops is a job barely fit for humans, but never fear: the disturbingly cute, talking Lady Bird robot will begin scrubbing Japanese public toilets in 2009!
Ever thought a bug could clean restrooms? Recently a group of enterprising companies unveiled an autonomous ladybug-shaped robot that has the capability of cleaning public restrooms at highway rest areas. The robot measures 1-meter (39-inch) tall, 1.35-meter (53-inch) long and is called "Lady Bird". She is equipped with water tanks, brushes and other tools required to maintain the place spick and span. With its obstacle detection sensors, it makes sure that it doesn't bump into people. What's more this cute bot can even make polite conversation with the loo visitors via its antennae, which has speech recognition capabilities and a voice synthesizer.
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Posted by jai on Saturday, November 24, 2007