There's no shortage of automated trash collectors on the market today, but Japanese modder FRP has taken a slightly different approach with the Smart Trashbox — a Kinect-controlled waste basket that autonomously tracks and catches airborne pieces of trash. As FRP details in the video below, the system operates on a wheeled base that's hooked up to an integrated circuit board. To control it, the modder installed a Microsoft Kinect sensor above his room, and wrote a code that enables it to track the trajectories of airborne refuse and move the trashcan accordingly. FRP says he still needs to sharpen the system's accuracy, though it certainly seems as if he's off to an impressive start.
Kinect-controlled trashcan tracks and catches airborne waste
Kinect-controlled trashcan tracks and catches airborne waste/
Japanese modder FRP has created the Smart Trashbox -- a Kinect-controlled waste basket that automatically tracks and catches airborne pieces of trash.