Admittedly, it may rather take the fun out of that age-old see-if-I-can-get-it-in-from-here game, but this new kind of trash box, which moves to catch anything thrown in its general direction, would certainly result in cleaner apartments and offices, right?
A Japanese inventor going by the name FRP created the Smart Trash Box using a Kinect sensor, a motorized wheel base, an assortment of nuts, bolts and other fasteners, a printed circuit board, some complex looking code and, of course, the all-important trash box.
The guy in the demonstration video can be seen throwing a bunch of different items – screwed up paper, a beer can, a ball – in the vicinity of the high-tech trash box, which moves at lightning speed to catch each one of them.
After watching the demo showing the unique garbage-catching device in action, there will of course be some who say it’s merely part of a viral ad campaign for mint maker Frisk, which features in the first few seconds of the video. Of course, advert or no advert, the Smart Trash Box could still be the real deal. We’d certainly like to think so.
Take a look for yourself and see what you make of it….
[Source: Rocket News]