Melchior, from MB&F and L’Epée 1839, is a 480-component mechanical table clock that just happens to look like something out of a sci-fi film. Designed for a special 10th Anniversary Piece under the theme: “ A creative adult is a child who survived”, Melchior is not only an impressive kinetic robot which may remind you of your childhood dreams, but also an impeccably finished, 480-component mechanical table clock with 40 days power reserve. It is measured on the abdomen dial, a polished glass dome/skull, and eyes with retrograde action that mark off intervals of 20 seconds. Melchior’s Gatling gun arm detaches and doubles as winding key for the movement. This incredible table clock is limited to just 99 pieces with a price tag $36000. If you’re interested you can find it here.
If you are using cleaning robot like iRobot, you might be interested in this evolved design “TODY”. Inspired by an octopus, this robot has four arms, each containing 22 steam nozzles and 29 vacuum nozzles. Vacuum and steam nozzles connect to the water tank and dust bag through channels. Using its 4 arms, it can climb, move and hang to reach areas like seats, curtains, windows and more. Not sure how you like this concept. I am happy it might clean my sofa, but can’t stand the idea it will climb to my bed and do some cleaning after all its work on the floor.