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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Tiny Floor Washer Robot for Men “spraying urine"

According to a survey by Western-style toilet manufacturer Matsushita Electric Works Ltd. in 2007 about 60 percent of adult Japanese men do not sit on the toilet to urinate. The survey of 518 men and an identical number of women whose ages ranged from their 30s to 50s showed that the younger the man, the more likely he is to sit down while peeing instead of the traditional method of standing up. Fuji TV conducted a test in which they placed special paper on the floor in a toilet stall and had a man use it in a traditional standing manner. The result was a floor covered with pee! Check video here.
Credit: iRobot
New Robot for "urine spraying" Men
Market leader iRobot might solve this problem with its latest floor washing robot, the tiny Scooba 230, unveiled at CES this year. The Scooba 230 has a three-stage cleaning system that washes, scrubs, then squeegees the floor – a process than iRobot claims neutralizes up to 97% of household bacteria. Unlike iRobot’s original Scooba, the Scooba 230 measures just 6.5 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches tall, so it can clean nooks and crannies that larger vacuums or robots cant reach. The Scooba 230 can clean rooms up to 150 square feet, so it’s ideal for the kitchen or a bathroom. Today, iRobot officially launched the Scooba 230. The robot costs $300, and comes with 2 virtual walls and 4 packets of hard floor cleaner.
Toilet Washer Robot
The next step might be a toilet washing robot. Some ideas and prototypes are already under way such as the toilet cleaning robot prototype developed at the department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Ariel University Center, Israel. The robot attaches to the toilet seat and brushes around the bowl. Check out the video below.

1 comment:

Sebastien said...

The problem of splashing around in Japan is even more true that every thing is undersized. Their toilets and sinks are 20cm lower than anywhere in France