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Robot Butler Designed to Help With Household Chores

The wheeled robot comes with several different tools that can be fitted to its hands, making it customizable to the task at hand

Scarlett Evans

June 6, 2023

1 Min Read

A butler-style robot designed to help with household tasks could be ready for commercialization in a few years.

The robot, Alfie, was designed by startup Prosper Robotics, which was founded by OpenAI alum Shariq Hashme, to develop  general-purpose robots for domestic and business settings.

Below, Alfie is shown performing daily household tasks such as loading and unloading the dishwasher, wiping surfaces and taking out the trash.

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Though limited information has been shared by the company, according to its website, Alfie can “clean, organize your things, and take care of small chores like watering your plants.”

The wheeled robot is fitted with two arms and hands, which can be moved up and down depending on the task at hand.

The robot will also reportedly come with a toolbox of customizable tools that can be added to its hands, including suction cups or a specialized mop to make it adaptable to a variety of household chores. 

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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