What will the future of homes look like? Take a peek at a possible world where domestic robots help with household chores. Designer Diego Trujillo-Pisanty, a student at the Design Interactions department at the Royal College of Art in London, has his eye on redesigning homes to integrate intelligent machines.
Trujillo-Pisanty doesn’t plan to redesign. Instead, he aims to retrofit our current interior environments in subtle ways. In order for robots to navigate human environments, they must process cues. The solution? Put optical tags on everyday objects; these will instruct our mechanical friends to make the bed, set the dinner table, or prep our favorite cut of beef. For example, common coffee mugs have robot-friendly handles.
The tags provide the physical limits, spatial operations, and specific instructions to begin and complete a slew of tasks. Welcome to the future world of optical recognition, where humans write a new language, in code, for the new kind of housekeeper.