A Man Has Created A Wheelie Bin That Takes Itself Out On Rubbish Day
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If you think taking the bins out is a whole load of rubbish, then this amazing new electric wheelie bin will be right up your street.
Brainy American engineer Ahad Cove has created a rubbish bin that actually takes itself out for collection and it's absolutely genius.
Someone give the guy a medal!
The tech promises to save homeowners the pain of dragging the rubbish out to the curb by having their bin do it for them.
Ahad put a camera on his old wheelie bin, which spots when the refuse collectors pass by to pick it up. Once they are identified, a signal is sent downstairs to Ahad's garage, which opens a door and the adapted trash can wheels itself out.
How good is that?
Ahad, of Georgia, USA said: "I hate taking out the trash, so I created a self-driving trash can that can take itself out.
"It uses a small single-board computer and a motor hub with more electronics built in to do all the autonomous driving.
"Then there's a camera attached to the window connected to a developer kit that uses AI to detect garbage trucks. Once it detects them, it wirelessly opens the garage and tells the trash can it's ready."
This isn't actually the first time someone has come up with this genius creation - last year, Smartcan came up with a similar idea, with its creator Andrew Murray saying: "We want to help people eliminate unnecessary chores from their daily lives.
"We see an opportunity to... really help alleviate the burden of the mundane physical tasks that everyone faces."
This version is a little more high tech than Ahad's invention though, as users must place a metallic base with AI-powered wheels underneath their bin, set the day they want their rubbish taken out on a downloadable app, also called SmartCan, and input the distance between the two docking stations, one near the home and the other by the road.
Still, it's great to have options!