There's no need to rehash how weird of a year 2017 has been. But as we count down the last few months, things are getting even stranger. Welcome 'Ku', 's most recent venture in smart home tech: a voice-activated refrigerator that moves on its own.
It's kind of like a Rumba, using depth sensors to navigate...except, it's full of rosé and if you call it, it'll come to your side. That's right: it won't run over your children or pets on its way to bringing you snacks while you sit on the couch and ponder, "How did we get here?"
Ku uses the same kind of technology as Google's self-driving cars, which is pretty impressive (I think?), and is just one of Panasonic's many forthcoming smart home advancements. In the video above, they also feature their new sake cooler that is connected to a brewery database and recommends which dishes to pair your drink with.
Although Ku is just a prototype right now, the future is looking pretty bizarre right about now. Stay tuned, for more episodes of 2017 Is Really Freaking Me Out.