Have you ever scrambled around at an airport, hunting down a power outlet for your laptop or smartphone? Amazon’s inventors have the answer: a power-charging robot that’ll come to your side and let you plug in, for a price.
It’ll even sell you chewing gum.
The robot is the subject of a patent published today, which is based on an application filed by a Seattle-based Amazon team back in 2015.
The idea may seem wacky, but the inventors contend that such robots would fill a need that’s currently unmet.