Air Freshener Robot Blows Scented Bubbles
Created by Japanese researchers, 'FragWrap' shoots out large soap bubbles that fill a room with pleasant smells when they burst.
Created by Japanese researchers, ‘FragWrap’ shoots large soap bubbles that fill a room with pleasant smells when they burst. People can tell the air freshener robot which scent they would like and it verbally acknowledges their choice before selecting it.
FragWrap, which is short for “fragrance wrapper,” also projects light onto the bubbles. The various aromas available to choose from include rose, orange and mint.
New Scientist reports that the robot was developed by Hideyuki Tokuda and his colleagues at the UbiLab at Keio University in Fujisawa, Japan. A simple Arduino microprocessor-based computer controlls many of the robot’s tasks including speech recognition and generation, aroma dispensing, bubble-blowing, depth-camera sensing and light projection.