World Cities Summit, Singapore International Water Week, CleanEnviro Summit

Shape-shifting cleaner doesn't cut corners

Technology is changing the face of the environmental sector. Some of the innovations were on display the past week at three sustainability events - the World Cities Summit, Singapore International Water Week and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore - at Marina Bay Sands . About 20,000 participants from 100 countries came together and worked towards finding answers on climate change. ST journalists Luke Anthony Tan and Ng Jun Jie learn more about some of the innovations.

Cleaning floors ought to be less of a chore now, with the many automated, self-roaming vacuum cleaning robots in the market.

The problem is that they are not that smart, blindly going over surfaces that have already been covered, wasting time and electricity.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 12, 2018, with the headline 'Shape-shifting cleaner doesn't cut corners '. Print Edition | Subscribe