Here’s your daily ‘the Future is Now!’ post.
Check out the EDV-01, a very impressive robot-house designed to assist people who encounter disaster situations (earthquakes, comets crashing into Earth, robot attacks, etc.)
According to Dvice.com, The EDV-01 is a largely self-contained housing unit about the size of a shipping container that can be rapidly transported and deployed in disaster areas so that people have somewhere nice to live. It expands upward in five minutes to form a second floor with most of the infrastructure on the bottom, and looks to be pretty nice inside, with beds, an electric kitchen, a shower, a microbial toilet and a satellite phone. Power comes from solar panels on the roof plus a hydrogen fuel cell, and there’s even a system to extract drinkable water from the air.
So yeah, Transformers. But a house, that fixes itself up. I want to see this in person.
Until you get yourself one of these handy little thingies, watch this video (after the break, of course) that lays out the process for us.