Self-driving trash can knows when its garbage day and takes itself out

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It is one of the most forgotten and painful chores – taking out the trash.

Technology has come to the rescue with a smart garbage can that can be pre-programmed with a specific schedule and park itself curbside for pick up.

Paired with a companion app, SmartCan rolls out to a docking station by the road and autonomously returns once the garbage has been picked up.

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SmartCan, developed by the firm Rezzi, eliminates the need for homeowners to drag their garbage cans to the curb by providing a motorized trash can attachment and corresponding mobile app

SmartCan, developed by the firm Rezzi, eliminates the need for homeowners to drag their garbage cans to the curb by providing a motorized trash can attachment and corresponding mobile app

Taking out the trash has become one of the most dreaded chores.

One must make their way outside in rain, sun, sleet or snow, and then haul a heavy trash can to the curb for pick up.  

HOW DOES IT WORK? 

Users program the garbage pick up schedule into the app and  input the distance between the two docking stations - one near the home and the other by the road.

SmartCan autonomously rolls out to the curb when it is garbage day.

It then returns after it has been emptied. 

Now, SmartCan, developed by the firm Rezzi, eliminates the need for homeowners to drag their garbage cans to the curb by providing a motorized trash can attachment and corresponding mobile app. 

Users can set the specific day and time they need their trash to be at the curb for pickup, and the SmartCan attachment will get it there autonomously. 

Once picked up by collectors, the robotic trash can heads back to its base after sensing the vertical movement.

'We want to help people eliminate unnecessary chores from their daily lives,' said Rezzi CEO and SmartCan creator Andrew Murray. 

'We see an opportunity to take IoT beyond just turning off lights or turning on music, and really help alleviate the burden of the mundane physical tasks that everyone faces. 

'Rezzi is looking to build on the progress of notable smart home and IoT companies to do our part in redefining this consumer landscape.'  

The need for these devices means the garbage can may only survive in suburban areas – there may be too much foot traffic and other elements in cities that could damage the

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