According to The Australian Financial Review, Japanese tech company Panasonic appears to be betting on us being lazier in the future, unveiling a conceptual "Movable Fridge" that responds to voice commands and brings food when it is summoned.
The prototype uses similar sensor technology to robotic vacuum cleaners that scan the room to avoid crashing once they have left the docking station.
The company also reportedly plans to add a warming plate to the top of the fridge, to keep food hot as it's transported around the home.
The movable fridge was one of a number of Panasonic's "Better Living Tomorrow' collection unveiled at this year's Internationale Funkausstellung – one of the world's largest trade fairs for electronics – in Berlin, Germany this week.
The company said the technology is intended for the elderly and those with limited mobility, but will of course appeal to people who simply don't want to get up and go to the kitchen.
Another innovation displayed was a "Smart Sake Cooler" that keeps bottles chilled and is connected to a brewery database.
The cooler scans the label of a bottle and then recommends food pairings.
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