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November 18, 2015 AT 11:00 am

Bedfellow Robot Bed

Randy Sarafan writes:

Bedfellow is an autonomous robot bed which seeks out new engagements. In other words, I have robotized my personal bed to socialize and share itself with others.

Perhaps a little bit more of an explanation is in order. A bedfellow can be defined as a “person who shares a bed with another.” While it is typically assumed that bedfellows are in a mutually exclusive relationship, this sometimes is not the case. On occasion a bedfellow may go off and share your bed with a plurality of others aside from yourself. With this anomaly in mind, I have created the Bedfellow robotic bed as a potential solution. My intent in doing this was to functionally replace any wandering bedfellows. With a bed capable of sharing itself with whoever else it may chance upon, there is no need to keep someone else around to perform this function for you.

On a practical note — Okay — Perhaps not a practical note — But on the technical front… This is basically an autonomous self-driving electric vehicle. Whereas companies like Google have spent millions of dollars and tasked teams of people with producing such a contraption, I did the same thing myself for a fraction of the cost. Granted, this bed is perhaps not as streetworthy as a normal automobile, but if one were to think of a car less as something to get from point-A to point-B and more as an expression of individuality — well then — this vehicle is much more unique and way better for picking up potential partners. No one can pass up going for a ride in my bed.

At the very least, this is probably the most elaborate IKEA hack ever created.

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