Self-driving wheelie bin automatically takes out the trash

Self-driving wheelie bin automatically takes out the trash

There are countless things that connect us as humans, one such thing being; we hate taking out the rubbish. Every single one of us - it's a basic fact of life. That's why we're constantly trying to get out of doing it, or expecting (read: desperately hoping) others in our household will take it upon themselves to do the dreaded chore so that we don't have to.

Well, today might just be your lucky day because a US-based engineer has invented a self-driving wheelie bin, known as the SmartCan, which takes your rubbish out to the kerb on bin day.

Andrew Murray, who created the device said: "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."

Credit: SmartCan

The self-driving function works when you download an app and set the day of the week that you want the bins to be taken out on.

According to the website, "a user can pair to his or her trashcan with a smartphone, set a date and take-out location, and the trashcan will take itself out on a regular specified interval. Smartcan is compatible with any municipal-issued trashcan."

"Bruno and its patent-pending technologies have been many months in the making. The powerful vortex vacuum feature will deliver every dog hair, cheerio and grain of dirt directly into the trash bag. No more stopping, no more scooping, just place the broom in front of the vacuum inlet to start the suction and Bruno will do the rest. Bruno will also remind you to take the trash out on trash day, and alert you when you are low on Bruno Bags."

It is unclear, based on the information provided on the website how much the device is or where to buy them.