Robot Cleaner
by Jeongmi Lee


Seoul designer Jeongmi Lee has designed a conceptual domestic robot that steals your duvet in the morning and poos all over the floor.

Robot Cleaner by Jeongmi Lee

The robotic vacuum cleaner would be tied to the duvet and equipped with a timer to make it run away when the alarm is activated, pulling the covers with it.

Robot Cleaner by Jeongmi Lee

The robot would be able to change its own filters after cleaning the floor, ejecting the used ones in little brown cardboard packages.

Robot Cleaner by Jeongmi Lee

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Here are some more details from Jeongmi Lee:

This project was conducted in order to search for new possibilities of home appliances.

Our home appliances are always the same. Washing machines continue to spin and refrigerators steadily cool down things. Sticking to what they are good at is not wrong, but isn’t that a bit boring?

Robot Cleaner by Jeongmi Lee

Therefore, I decided to reconsider the relationship between me and home appliances. ‘A robot cleaner’, to be precise. He, according to my description, is quite cute. Watching him work makes recall a cute puppy. (Sure, there are designs that visualizes cockroaches in the market.) Anyway it's sad to see such a cute product work on cleaning only...

For him (or a robot cleaner in this case), I ask for a morning call, hoping that our relationship gets elevated to the next level. However, unfortunately, he does not have any ‘voice’ devices. All he can do is ‘run’ and ‘absorb’. Okay then.

Robot Cleaner by Jeongmi Lee

I bring up a memory of my mom waking me up every morning when I was young by taking away my blankets. Perhaps he could do that as well! How? I simply tie him to the blanket with a string. He simply has to run when the alarm rings. Then my blanket will get dragged away by him.

Ah, there’s another cute thing about him. He can poop. As you know, we all have to replace tissue filters of robot cleaners ourselves. However, my robot cleaner can automatically extract them, which is amazingly convenient.

  • servus

    I like these little poop gifts. How cute. Hopefully the guy will not step on it when he will go back to sleep !

    • john doe

      ultraa cool
      what happend when the girl wakes up messed up
      in the living room of the boy, by a robot?
      —> she's gonna freak out.

      • servus

        she's gonna slide on the poop boxes.

        • jonh doe


  • Stop wasting your money in silly gadgets and buy some god-damned furniture!!

  • kaptnkrunch

    Yeah, i'd agree that prioritizing something more than a mattress on a bare concrete floor over a robot which poos everywhere and steals the one possession you own would seem sensible.

  • Adarsha

    I think, its a brilliant idea. And if this can make sure i get up in time for my office, i dont mind cursing it every morning for waking me in this manner.

  • Sarah

    this is amazing. If you dont have the big $$ to spend on new furniture at least buy something cute that makes you happy.

  • Sam

    Wait…does it work if your not a crack addict?

  • neohaus

    the robot should speak say a morning affirmation to the sleeper, like:
    "wake up and get a job!"

    That would be funny.
    That girl got out of bed in no time, if that was me I would be playing tug-o-war with the robot for at least half an hour.

  • I would kill this robo if it does this to me on the morning )))))

  • It looks adorable and I won’t mind having that mini robot. Can also function as a pet, given the preference. This one is something that you won’t easily part with.