These cleaning robots take on more than dust bunnies

Despite high expectations of modern technology, most robots still need to have impressive capabilities. You do not want to clean your room? Clearing robots displayed at CEATEC Japan can accomplish the task using a combination of cameras, AI and intuitive response.

Move over Roomba

Currently, access to functional robots with a real home and office application is limited to glorified vacuum cleaners. Preferred Networks and Toyota Motor Corporation are trying to change this scenario as the technology continues to integrate into our everyday lives.


In a room full of objects, a tidy bot was able to dispel the confusion with ease. Impressively, a decent bot could pick up a bunch of pens and put them in an upright position. The robots use deep learning and respond intuitively to both verbal and nonverbal instructions.

This robot lifestyle

The improved robot technology creates robots that can respond quickly to human needs. Older people or mobility challenges were the target of the Tidy-Bot system, as they could use help around the house.

Preferred networks

The tidy bot uses its camera mounted on the top to identify objects and picks up objects with a folding arm. Each tidy bot can move at a maximum speed of 800 meters per hour and quickly creates a space for furniture navigation.

Slowly but surely to clean

Although the Tidy-Bot is able to find out about your belongings and find the right place, you should not be overly upset yet. The tidy bot is still slower than the average body humanely and not yet available for commercial release.


Until the robots come for cleaning, old-fashioned elbow grease will have to suffice.


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