Tody by Rana Alper is a Versatile Alternative to the Roomba

By: Meghan Young - May 24, 2014
References: electroluxdesignlab & dvice
Tody by Rana Alper, a student at the University of TOBB ETU 2 in Turkey, is the next step in the evolution of the personal cleaning companion. The most common robot is the Roomba, but it simply stays grounded. This design concept, on the other hand, is much more versatile. It is capable of crawling on the wall to clean as many surfaces in the home as possible.

Modeled after a squid, Tody by Rana Alper has a squishy body that allows it to adapt more readily to its environment. Outfitted with 22 steam nozzles, 29 vacuum nozzles and thousands of tiny adhesive pads, it can reach even the hardest to get areas of a living space. It is programmed by simple voice commands.

Tody by Rana Alper is part of this year's Electrolux Design Lab competition.