A Practical Domestic Robot

Kitty litter robot

Here’s a robotic solution for a problem that we personally don’t have, and hope we never will: a “self-cleaning kitty litter robot”.

It’s not that we have anything against house cats, we actually like them quite a bit, but our two dogs don’t. In any case, if we did have a cat, then a domestic robot to clean up after them would definitely be high on our wish-list.

According to its Amazon product description, the “Litter Robot LRII”:

“Its patented sifting process thoroughly cleans the litter bed automatically after each use, and its large capacity is ideal for multiple cats--up to four cats per unit. When the cat enters the globe-shaped litter chamber, a weight-activated sensor detects the presence of the animal. After seven minutes, a clean cycle starts with the slow rotation of the globe in a counter-clockwise direction. The rotation of the globe sifts and separates clumps from the clean clumping litter and deposits all waste in the large-capacity drawer, which can be lined using any standard kitchen garbage bag. The globe then returns to its home position with a clean, level bed of litter ready for the next use.”

Who could ask for anything more?


One thought on “A Practical Domestic Robot

  1. One problem that this and many other litter boxes have is size. I have two cats. One is normal, typical sized, and the other is very obese. There’s no way he could fit into this machine and, even if he did, he probably couldn’t get himself turned around once he was inside. Manufacturers need to make these machines bigger to accommodate all sizes of cats and not just the small, skinny teenage cats.

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