A square robot with a long white arm picks up objects on a carpeted floor in front of an orange couch.
Jimmy Wu

A group of researchers that includes Princeton computer science professor Szymon Rusinkiewicz, professor emeritus Thomas Funkhouser, graduate student Jimmy Wu, Andy Zeng *19, and Shuran Song *18 created a robot that is capable of cleaning based on user preferences. Called the TidyBot, it can put away scattered objects and sort laundry into lights and darks among other tasks. They found that the TidyBot successfully put away 85% of objects. Researchers presented the project this month at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. 

Watch a video of the TidyBot (by Jimmy Wu):