Google and Toyota have collaborated to develop a robotic vacuum cleaner that is both environmentally friendly and rugged.
The new “Robot Vacuum” will be designed to “remove dust, dirt and other contaminants from air,” according to Google.
It will be powered by a battery that can last for “up to 20 years,” Google said.
The vacuum cleaner will be available to the US military by the end of 2018, the company said in a statement.
The US government will buy the vacuum cleaner, and the government is expected to pay $100,000 for the device, according to Buzzfeed.
Google is also working on other robotics, including the Nest Learning Thermostat, a thermostat that can read your body temperature and automatically adjust its temperature.
Toyota is also building robots that can vacuum the contents of your home, according the Wall Street Journal.
It’s the company’s third collaboration with Google, after the Japanese automaker and the US company teamed up for a robotics project.
The first “Robo Vacuum,” which went into service in March, was used to remove dust, grease and other waste from a space in the cabin of a military helicopter.
This article was originally published by Business Insider.