Smart home company Rezzi has created SmartCan, a self-driving trash can that walks itself out to the curb. This means homeowners no longer need to drag their garbage cans to the curb, as this motorized trash can attachment and corresponding mobile app, will do it for them. Simply set the specific day / time they need their trash to be at the curb for pickup, and the SmartCan attachment will get it there autonomously. Once the trash has been picked, it autonomously heads back to its base after sensing the vertical movement. Read more for a short clip and additional information.
Rezzi aims to bring the SmartCan to market by late 2020, and since the entire mechanical structure is being manufactured by Protolabs, including the main body fabricated from sheet metal, the drive train assembly and the 3D printed plastic cover, everything is on track for a timely launch.
We want to help people eliminate unnecessary chores from their daily lives. We see an opportunity to take IoT beyond just turning off lights or turning on music, and really help alleviate the burden of the mundane physical tasks that everyone faces. Rezzi is looking to build on the progress of notable smart home and IoT companies to do our part in redefining this consumer landscape,” said Rezzi CEO and SmartCan creator Andrew Murray.