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?