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Hail SmartCan! Your Trash Bin Takes Itself Out

Yes, the geniuses who lead our civilization out of darkness into the light have not all gone to sleep. Check out this trash bin that takes itself out - the Smart Can!


A user can pair to his or her trashcan with a smartphone, set a date and take-out location, and the trashcan will take itself out on a regular specified interval. Smartcan is compatible with any municipal-issued trashcan.

As far as I know, the first self-moving, robotic trash can can be found in science fiction writer Harry Harrison's 1959 short story Robot Justice:

...a waste can twenty feet away stirred into life. It rotated on hidden wheels and soundlessly rolled towards him.

Via SmartCan.

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