Eight Robots That Do All Of The Gross Jobs You Hate

If a robot uprising ever does happen, chances are it's because we made them do stuff like this.

Who the hell wants to clean their gutters? Thanks to iRobot you don't have to deal with the gross sludge that's so hard to clean out. The Looj dislodges dirt and brushes your gutters squeaky clean via remote control. [iRobot via Link]

After scrubbing the toilet, even an antiseptic bath won't make you feel clean again. Toto's Neorest robo-toilets do the dirty work for you by summoning up a water cyclone that breaks up anything that might stick to the inside of the bowl. [Toto via Link]

Gas station handles are a breeding ground for bacteria. Thankfully, the Dutch have come up with a robot that pumps gas for you. [Link]

Cleaning bathrooms is bad enough, but imagine what it would be like at a highway rest area (or a Walmart for that matter)? The Japanese have come up with a robot that goes where humans fear to tread. Dubbed "Ladybird", this autonomous robot happily scrubs down the area and even engages in awkward and surreal conversations with patrons. Indeed, if you ever travel to Japan you could find yourself holding your junk and asking a giant ladybug for the latest weather conditions. [Pink Tentacle]

We all love our pets, but washing them is a different story. That's why automatic pet washing machines are becoming more popular for hosing down and traumatising your pooch. [Hacked Gadgets]

Babies in nappies are bad enough, but adults in nappies are a whole other headache. That's why engineers are hard at work developing robots that can take over some of the traditional responsibilities of a nurse. uBOT-5 can check vitals, call an ambulance and help patients interact directly with their doctors via webcam. Other robots have been developed to deliver medication and even carry you around in exceedingly creepy ways.

Like a Roomba for the great outdoors, the Dustbot vacuums the street and collects garbage on in areas where trucks can't reach. It even makes housecalls via text message. [Dustbot]

Robot sex dolls. Seriously, what real woman would have you? In the not so distant future, having sex with robots might be more common than you would expect. Progress is already being made in the form of Andy here—she takes one for the team with features a lifelike exterior, internal heating element, a beating heart that responds to increased "activity" and remote controlled hip wiggling. Just keep your fingers cross that real AI doesn't happen in your lifetime. It will be a sad day when you are rejected by humans and robots. [The Register]

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