The trash can. Its design hasn’t been improved upon in decades (with the exception of the basketball backboard add-on). In futuristic movies/series, we see robotic trash cans rushing around, picking up humanity’s garbage. Yet, there has been little progress to make this a reality…
Modder FRP has created a “Smart TrashBox,” which utilizes Kinect to track your airborne trash and move accordingly. It is not known whether this was created for the “Frisk” commercial, or just inspired by it, but FRP has designed this can from the ground up, from the wheel base to the PCB. He even coded the program himself. In the highlight reel, the can catches several objects from crumpled paper, to plushies, to even beer cans. Granted, he admits the accuracy of the software is far from perfect, but I would love to see this progress to a full-fledged product. Laziness at its finest.
Click past the break to watch the Smart TrashBox in action, as well as more details about its design.