This Japanese trashbot is custom-built with a fairly complex-looking control board, power system and operating code. Three wheels at the base have 360 degrees of motion, so the robot can spin in any direction.
The trashcan bot syncs to a Kinect mounted to the wall, which monitors the environment. It knows exactly where to roll and when to stop so it can catch whatever you throw at it.
Unfortunately, I can't read Japanese, so I have no idea what the captions are explaining. But some of the action is pretty self-explanatory — servos and connections are highlighted, you can see the parts being etched, and then it gets really good around 2:25. If any of our Japanese-speaking friends want to help, let us know in the comments what the captions say.
I adore Robots! Long live the robots and their future rise!
It doesn't really seem like it's automated, he's just using a controller to steer the trashcan to catch the trash.
I like robots too, but this seems like a derogatory job for them...
Ahhh I love a creative mind! Go Team Future!!!!
Agreed, let us fly forward with an all-seeing wisdom that allows us to continue forward and create greater and more powerful technologies!
Translation, WOO! Forward into the techno awesomeness!!!!
You nerds are fucking faggets. What a bunch of dipshits. What a dumbass cunt you are thinking robots are going to rise. Been watching to many movies fag.
Ha ha ha, the ringing, twirling of robotic metalic hanging, over and over and glowing eyes pulse rythmetically in the dark. Yes! Yes! We have the humans nervous as we inspire emotional chaos and colorful metaphors.... ha ha ha...