Floorcleaning robot

Once in a while, Konomi sends me a link and short translation to pictures of Japanese robot adventures.

This one
features a robot presented to the press back in November, but it’s the first time i see movies of it. RIDC01, by Temsuk , cleans streets and can give people directions using an embedded video projector (the projector can also be used to screen DVDs). The robot, which is just over 4 feet tall (1.3m), will start selling for 10 million yen ($85,000). Via Cnet.

More robots, streets and trash: Adrian McEwen wrote a piece to describe his encounter with Bins and Benches, the solar-powered robotic bins that move and chuckle and the benches that flock together and sing when the sun comes out.