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Not just a gag toy, Panasonic’s “Ku” is a real voice-activated refrigerator that drives to you when summoned, thanks to LIDAR (light detection and ranging) technology. Its depth sensors avoid obstacles while navigating your home, and also responds to simple voice commands. The company claims it will hit stores within 5-6 years. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
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“The idea, according to the company, is that the unit would always listen out for your command, such as ‘Fridge, come here.’ Then, it would emerge from its hole in your kitchen wall and scoot over to you without bumping into your household pets,” according to Engadget.