SK Technology, who you haven’t heard of because they make things like this that no one wants or needs, has neared completion of its latest project – a robotic vacuum cleaner controlled by mobile phone.
The system transmits video to a phone, theoretically allowing amazingly lazy people to sit on the sofa eating doughnuts while a robot picks up the crumbs and soggy lumps of sugar. It’s rare to come across a new piece of technology that has so few merits.
Perhaps SK Technology is hoping to sell the streaming-video-to-a-phone idea to Google for $2.4 billion? Or maybe they’re hoping it may be of use to the military in spying situations? No one would suspect a robot vacuum cleaner.