Posted February 15, 2013on:
Gotta say, I enjoyed the written report as much as the idea!
Every once in a while, a technological innovation so advanced comes along that we, as a society, might as well just take a break from trying to invent anything else for a few years. It’s like, what’s the point?
The most recent of these marvels is an autonomous trash can on wheels that communicates wirelessly with what appears to be Microsoft’s motion-sensing Kinect camera to position itself underneath pieces of garbage you toss in its general vicinity.
According to DigInfo TV, “This Smart Trash Can, developed by Minoru Kurata, an engineer at a Japanese auto maker, won an Excellence Award at the Japan Media Arts Festival.” According to me, “This Smart Trash Can, developed by Minoru Kurata, an engineer at a Japanese auto maker, should win a Nobel Prize.” I don’t care if they have to create a new prize category.
In the above video, we can see Kurata…
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