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Smartphone reuse and democratize domestic robots

  • Rapid technology change, low initial cost, and even planned obsolescence have resulted in a fast-growing surplus of smartphones, which contributes to the increasing amount of electronic waste around the globe. Reusing atleast a portion of a product is a much better option than simply throwing in to recycle them, but this not the general trend.

    On the other hand, though robot and soft tech to perform simple tasks are usable, and further growing at a fast and rapid pace. But its sensory and MPU are expensive to deployed in the domestic market.

  • meet 'X',

    X changes his/her smartphone every year or so, it maybe when his/her gadget

    • battery loses charge soon
    • apps size and greeds have outgrown phone's capacity
    • dropped it and screen not working
    • new phone just came out (with an another camera)

    X doesn't return the old handset because he/she feels that it is worth more

    Most of times his/her old friend is just sitting in the drawer waiting to be ever used again.

    X can be a youth or working executive, who is ready use tech to make his/her life better  

October 13, 2019

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