How the seven metre tall Smog Free Tower improves air quality in China It looks like a cross between a modern vase and four heated towel rails, but Daan Roosegaarde’s Smog Free Tower is more than a decorative piece. In the city of Tianjin, it rids a given area of noxious airborne pollutants […]
Why two Singapore cafeteria chains have introduced tray returning and floor cleaning robots
In the last 60 years, the cafeteria layout has usurped seated service in many cafés. For many, cafeterias mean trays, picking your own sandwiches or cakes, and filling your own teapots. A popular method in many superstore cafés, it allows for higher footfall, speedier service, smaller staffing numbers. In Singapore, two coffee shop chains have gone even further: robots instead of cleaners and waiters.
Coupled with a Wi-Fi enabled Roomba vacuum cleaner, Amazon’s Alexa could change the way you clean your floor
Vacuum cleaning can be a physically demanding task. If you’re not battling with the flex, you’re trying to wrestle with the accessory brush on the stairs. If you’re lucky, you might have a robotic vacuum cleaner which makes light work of your floor. This month, a new type of Roomba vacuum cleaner has hit the shops in the USA. They are Wi-Fi enabled and compatible with Amazon’s Alexa system, on the retail giant’s Echo devices.