Panasonic’s New Fridge Brings Food On Demand

Panasonic’s New Fridge Brings Food On Demand
Design

A new fridge designed by Panasonic is programmed to travel around a home to make it easier for elderly customers to have food brought to them

Zack Palm
  • 25 september 2017

Ever wish your food would come to you, so you wouldn’t have to get up to retrieve it? Technology company Panasonic made this a reality by creating a movable model designed to travel to owner by responding to voice commands.

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The fridge moves around by using the similar sensor technology found in robotic vacuum cleaner. In a brief demonstration, a spokesperson requests the fridge come to the table explaining the fridge’s programming recognizes certain objects in a room, their location, and where its location compared to those objects. The sensors continual update as they explore a room, meaning any quick updates to a kitchen space won’t have the fridge hitting a recently moved chair. Panasonic made the movable fridge much smaller compared to standard fridges, making it lower to the ground. These design choices were likely to appeal to elderly customers or those who have limited mobility, as the fridge would appeal to them more than the typical customer.

Panasonic presented the fridge as a part of it their “Better Living Tomorrow” collection shown at IFA, the world’s largest electronics trade show held in Berlin.

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Ever wish your food would come to you, so you wouldn’t have to get up to retrieve it? Technology company Panasonic made this a reality by creating a movable model designed to travel to owner by responding to voice commands.

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