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Using Ori to create a shape-shifting robot apartment (Tomorrow Daily 389)A robotic installation designed specifically for tiny apartments and urban living; also, automated robots begin local deliveries in a handful of cities.
[MUSIC] Greetings citizens of the Internet, welcome at Tomorrow Daily the best [UNKNOWN] talk show in the known universe. I'm Ashley Esqueda. And I'm Jeff Cannata and we are here to deliver, handed deliver some headlines. Tiny apartments are becoming all the rage in urban areas But what you're gonna do with all your furniture? Well maybe this. Ori is kind of like an apartment in a box. It's a large piece of robotic furniture that can change its shape on demand depending on the user's need. Or you can shift into three different types of rooms, a bedroom, an office and a living room. Those are all available, and the unit fits comfortably inside a tiny 200 square foot apartment. ORI CEO says the company feels, quote, space should adapt to activities instead of the other way around, unquote. It can be used manually if the motor breaks and has safety sensors to keep ORI from shifting if a person is Sleeping in it or in the path of the moving wall. The company plans to start selling Ori to developers first, but would love to offer the system directly to consumers someday as well. Isn't this Just want Spiderman and his amazing friends had. When you pushed a button, walls would all move around. Everyone moves and shifts and stuff. But I mean with micro apartments becoming really popular, this is the kind of thing we're gonna start seeing become really prevalent. Well the thing that I think is most exciting about this is how outside the box. No pun intended. People are thinking with regard to living spaces. There are so many interesting ideas being thrown at the wall. It's really cool. Another pun. I can't help my self. Hey, if you live in Germany, Switzerland or the UK, you may be noticing some interesting couriers around town. Starship technology is rolling out autonomist delivery robots design specifically for short rage local deliveries. This is a start of the pilot program which aims to learn about starting a true robotic delivery service and get the public more comfortable of the idea carriers rolling around The robots move around 6 to 16 kilometers an hour, have multiple cameras and sensors on board, and are composed of off the shelf products to keep cost down. If you're worried your product will get stolen, human operators monitor each of the robots journeys to ensure proper delivery. And a unique pin gives the buyer access to the robots' contents. Dozens of these have been deployed in London, Duseldorf, Bern, and more cities are going to be added later in the testing countries. Including the United States of America. Yeah. Bring your robots here, I want- Bring us your autonomous delivery vehicles. I think this is the wave of the future. I think so. And this is the last mile problem with how do you get things from one place to another locally once you get it, To a main sort of distribution warehouse. So this is like awesome. So this and drone delivery, I think between the two we're all set guys. We don't need any more methods of delivery. And it sounds like some pretty smart solutions. Like you put in your pin when it arrives, it's secure, it's monitored. People are watching the robots as they go around town and also they are really cute. Those are like little rolling Cooler so really fun. What do you want to talk about on, you want to talk about on the long show apartments robots or do you want to talk about street robots? [LAUGH] I like apartment robots. We'll talk about how I want to live in the future. Okay that sounds great, and if you guys want to talk about that too you can use the hashtag HEYTD and talk to us on Twitter. That's how we know that you are participating in the conversation. We're gonna delve deep on Thursday and we'd love to include your comments. So hit us up on the Twitters. Yes and with that being said let's check out our phonetographer of the day. [BLANK_AUDIO] Today's phonetographer of the day is Juan, who took this adorable photo with a Nexus 6P. Yeah Juan wrote to us and said hey TD crew, here's a picture of the love of my life Hamilton. I named him that because when I first got him as a kitten, I put him in a Hamilton Beach toaster box, so he wouldn't get lost in my house. I took this with my Nexus 6P and cropped and edited on Instagram. Hope you guys think he's as adorable as I do. You most definitely have permission to use this on the show. Hugs, Juan. I like that he's done hugs, first of all. Hugs are great. There's no way that Hamilton doesn't know he's being photographed here. He's just posing. And also, Hamilton was Hamilton before Hamilton was Hamilton. [LAUGH] What! It was pretty good. Nice, nicely done. It's like you knew that your cat could be famous some day. I will love this pe, pictures this month is a pestive, so appreciating all pestive themes photography you guys are sending in and is great. Yes so send in If you want to be photographer of the day you wanna see me your picture send it to TOMORROW@CNET. COM and like just said the theme this month is, Pets. And it doesn't have to be a traditional pet just FYI. Yeah. And be sure to tell us what device you took it on; give us permission to use it on the show. Give us a little story about why you took it and any pronunciation that we might need help on we appreciate that too. Yes. That is it for today's show. You can find us on social media or Tomorrowdaily.com if you want to share the show with somebody which we always appreciate. Spread the word if you will, like a virus, get us out there like Zika Well, maybe not the best metaphor. [LAUGH] Maybe not like that. I don't know. Just get us out there. Tell your friends Like some sort of a hug that spreads. Like an exciting sale, like an exciting- There you go. Tell your friends about it. You can us as individuals on social media as well @ashleyscova. @jimcanata. 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