A Japanese guy who goes by the name of ‘FRP’ has created a trash can that moves around the room to catch garbage by attaching a circuit board to the bottom of the bin, a Kinect camera to monitor the room and a program specially written to allow said camera to track incoming garbage. The pioneering invention was featured in an article we featured earlier today, ‘6 Geeky Trash Cans You Can Throw Your Junk Into’, but we thought it was so ingenious that it deserved its own write-up!
This invention is definitely for those of you out there that are intrinsically lazy or who just have terrible aim. It reminds me of the cliché scene of the writer suffering from a creative block or is just overzealously critical of their own work and keeps tossing scrap after scrap of paper in the general direction of the trash can, sometimes succeeding in getting them in and other times just littering the floor space around it!
This innovative trashcan was created with that in mind, in the clip we can see it zip speedily around the room gobbling up the garbage that is thrown at it!
The video demonstrates exactly how it does this, however RocketNews24 has reported that it doesn’t work quite so well in real life, as ‘FRP’ would have us believe. In any case, it is still a pretty cool invention. Though I’m holding my breath for the moment when someone invents a trashcan that can wander around the house picking up and disposing of the garbage that me and my brother tend to leave casually lying around….