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08 November 2017

The robotic toilet fits over standard and elongated seats. Source: SpinXThe robotic toilet fits over standard and elongated seats. Source: SpinXNo one likes cleaning the toilet. Even if it is one of those jobs that has to be done.

Now there may be a way to clean the porcelain throne without having to lift a finger with a self-cleaning toilet robot that offers a hands-free solution to the dirtiest chore of them all.

SpinX is an automatic, toilet-cleaning robot that is installed in the inside of a toilet lid cover that ejects a soap-sudded jet stream and a robotic brush to clean the bowl. With a push of a button, smart sensors scan the toilet’s shape and directs the robotic brush to scrub the toilet. When the robot is done cleaning the bowl, it washes itself with a jet stream and soap, then dries itself through a rapid spinning motion after which it tucks itself back into a hidden compartment. SpinX then uses water jets that spray water and soap to sanitize the seat before self-drying with compressed air from two dryers.

SpinX does the work without exposing the cleaning process as it happens and the company says it kills 99.9 percent of all present bacteria found inside of toilet bowls and on the seat. The seat is designed to hold up to 330 pounds and fits on 98 percent of toilet bowls. It lasts for up to 30 cleanings without needing a recharge, which can be done in a standard outlet.

SpinX has launched a Kickstarter campaign, which already surpassed its initial goal of $50,000 in the first day. If you want to be a part of it, visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1209829383/spinx-worlds-first-toilet-cleaning-robot.

To contact the author of this article, email Peter.Brown@ieeeglobalspec.com


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