New smart boat features robot vacuum and voice-activated kettle

Seafarers can also enjoy a warming cup of tea without even flicking a switch by requesting one through voice activation

Astrid Hall
Friday 15 November 2019 17:34

Designers have created a boat with tech innovations such as a smart kettle, robot vacuum cleaner - and a video doorbell.

Seafarers can also enjoy a warming cup of tea without even flicking a switch by requesting one through voice activation.

Crew members aboard the smart boat can also alter the ambience on-demand through lamps and lighting, as well as keep in touch with family members or check in on the vessel when not onboard.

To run a tight ship, things can be kept clean with a robotic vacuum which clears away any dust and dirt from the deck, while on-board entertainment comes in the form of TV streaming.

To keep entry secure to the craft, a video doorbell has been fitted so you can answer the door from your mobile phone and see who is trying to climb aboard.

The floating home includes a Nest Mini which allows users to activate the various smart gadgets by simply using their voice.

The boat, which was created by Argos and Google, comes after a poll of 2,000 people found that despite not maximising its use, 54 per cent agreed their tech improves their productivity.

A quarter said they would be "lost" without it, and 22 per cent even went as far to say their smart home device helped them maintain their health and happiness.

People were so devoted to their smart gadgets, that three in 10 said they take them away on a staycation in the UK, with nearly a quarter packing up their smart devices and taking them abroad.

One in five even take it to work with them so they are never too far from their beloved contraptions.

The survey also found 48 per cent have used a smart device to settle an argument by firing questions at it during a debate.

Finding out the meaning of a word, which country a city is located or the year a movie came out are among the disputes modern technology has resolved.

It also emerged owners of smart tech each have two gadgets on average and are willing to shell out £147 a time on a new gizmo.​

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