I don’t know about you, but there are certain household chores that I simply cannot stand doing.
Many days go by when I wish someone or something could pop in and do all my chores for me.
Well, with a new invention created at the prestigious Princeton University, life for those who hate chores might get easier.
Researchers from Princeton University have recently announced the creation of TidyBot, a robot that is amazingly capable of cleaning up a room of clutter.
While many households have become reliant on their Roombas, the circular robot vacuums that go around cleaning your floors, the TidyBot is said to be able to accomplish much more with its robotic arm.
TinyBot’s creator team is building a system using large language models (LLMs) within TidyBot to make it comprehend its owner’s personal cleaning and tidying preferences based on a few simple interactions. This is a “key challenge” of theirs, as potential owners of future TidyBots would vary in personal preference, background, and taste.
Have you ever hosted a party and wanted to leave your body when you saw the mess that was left behind? Well, the TidyBot can wander around picking up cans, placing them in a recycling bin, then throwing away trash and sorting through plastic bags and utensils. Amazing, right?
If you hate laundry, the TidyBot can make things much easier by placing your dirty clothes in a laundry bin. Not only that, but it also has the ability to separate light and dark clothes. It can also pick items and place them in drawers, which it can open and close.
The creators of TidyBot have said that their TidyBot is doing wonderfully at figuring out and identifying objects it’s never seen before during tests. It also has been successfully tidying 85% of the products it has been asked to clean up during real-world test scenarios.
Once TidyBot learns how you like things to be stored, it will remember your preferences, and you won’t have to clarify them anymore. You’d just turn the robot on and watch it go to town.