The last you expect to see at CES is a toilet paper manufacturer and yet, here we are, seeing P&G’s Charmin at CES. But no, the company is not showing new toilet paper technology. In fact, Charmin is with Charmin GoLab to show three developments that are very much tech-related.
The toilet paper maker has brought to the floor a charming robot that brings you the toilet roll on-demand called Rollbot, a smell monitoring system that lets you know if a loo smells or not before you step in known as SmellSense, and a thing called V.I.Pee that puts VR right in the bathroom so you’d be able to enjoy an event or concert even while on the throne.
Here are the details straight from the source:
• RollBot – RollBot is a first-of-its-kind robot that, when controlled with a smartphone using Bluetooth, delivers a fresh roll of Charmin to you so you won’t have to be left in a bind ever again. Its futuristic design uses self-balancing technology to give it a more bear-morphous look.
• SmellSense – An electronic sensor monitoring system that lets you plan ahead and check how the bathroom smells without having to experience it yourself. It is calibrated to detect carbon dioxide or hydrogen sulfide found in a toot or two. SmellSense notifies you via a GO/NO GO display on the status of the stench and when it’s safe to go in.
• V.I.Pee – A premium porta-potty experience enhanced with Oculus Rift S VR that will transport a GOer missing out on any moment – whether it be an event or concert – to the front row so you never miss a beat while on the seat. You can pick up right where you left off before the call of nature rolled in, with the bathroom being the best seat in the house.
As absurd as the tech are, we can’t deny that they kind of useful.
Speaking of absurdity, somehow RollBot, SmellSense and V.I.Pee all sounds like things that should have popped up on April 1st, but here they are, as real working tech, albeit somewhat odd and wacky, at the CES 2020.
Continue reading to watch the sound-less introduction video of each of the three aforementioned Charmin innovations.
Images and source: P&G.