Fukitorimushi: A Creepy Cleaning Robot

Posted 7 May 2009 at 19:46 UTC by steve Share This

Panasonic has revealed a strange new cleaning robot at the recent Tokyo Fiber Senseware expo in Milan. The robot is wrapped in Nanofront, a special polyester cloth based on nanofibers, developed by Teijin, Ltd. The cloth can absorb oil and pick up even ultra-fine dust particles. The creepy robots drag themselves around the floor like inchworms, using light-based sensors to find the dirt. The robot are also capable of finding their power station and recharging when needed. Despite the creepy appearance, the designers claim owners will develop pet-like affection for the robots before long. See video of Fukitorimushi doing its thing after the break. For more see the Tokyo Fiber 2009 Senseware Guide. via PinkTentacle

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