Dog-shaped robot recycles pet poop, is expensive


Japan-based Tohoku Kankyo is selling the Samu [JP], a robotic trash can that’s shaped like a dog and can get rid of “natural garbage” like food leftovers and pet poo in a biologically acceptable way. Users can turn 600 to 1,000g of bad stuff into compost each day.

The Samu can be used for several months before it needs to be refilled with the substance that turns the garbage into compost. All that users need to do is put the poo into the robot, close the lid, push a button and let the magic work. Sized at 555x283mmx447mm, the robot weighs 14kg.


The Samu is Japan-only, available in four different colors and costs a whopping $900. If you don’t live in Japan and want to get one anyway, contact the usual suspects Japan Trend Shop, Gizmine or Geek Stuff 4 U to get one for you.

Via Japan Probe