Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Clever Clogs

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Clever Clogs are a pair of powered shoes, that sit together but are joined with simple levers enabling them to carry out some basic movements, such as walking around - they are not intended to be worn, and they don't look like clogs - that's just the marketing name.

Clever Clogs are a combination of two technologies: mechanically powered movement and smart internet enabled technology. The mechanical movement is manifest in the ability of the paired clogs to "walk" about or tap out a consistent rhythm when placed on a suitable surface. The smart technology consists of them being internet connected so that voice instructions can be delivered, understood and a response generated.

They are therefore able to carry out the correct movements on receiving commands such as "Clever Clogs - walk around slowly in a circle 10 feet in diameter for 5 minutes" or "Clever Clogs - make the sounds of a tap-dance from any Fred Astaire film" or "Clever Clogs - walk backwards and forwards on this wooden floor covered with peanut shells"

Multiple pairs of Clever Clogs can carry out choreographed or formation movements, and also generate complex soundscapes.

Delux Clever Clogs are equipped with an additional leaping ability, so they can jump over low level obstacles and have a kicking action.

xenzag, Jan 08 2021

Wind-up toy https://www.youtube...watch?v=BtFsuvUudEk
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       So - a modernized version of the wind-up walking shoe toy?
kdf, Jan 08 2021
  

       This is utterly pointless and silly.   

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       However, could a "Rosa Klebb" home-defence version be engineered ?
8th of 7, Jan 08 2021
  

       Weaponising is always an option.
xenzag, Jan 08 2021
  

       Extra notional croissant awarded.
8th of 7, Jan 08 2021
  

       (+) But I am disappointed that it is not an AI nanobot swarm for unplugging toilets.   

       I see limitless Halloween applications.
RayfordSteele, Jan 09 2021
  

       Don't be disappointed, just write it and post it. You can even call it Clever Unclogs.
xenzag, Jan 09 2021
  

       // an AI nanobot swarm for unplugging toilets. //   

       What's wrong with using det cord ?
8th of 7, Jan 09 2021
  

       //What's wrong with using det cord ?//   

       The clean up.   

       If there's anything left to clean up, you didn't use enough.
8th of 7, Jan 09 2021
  

       Gotta clean up before you rebuild. My quote just got bigger.   

       Replacing/geoteching the divot is always expensive.
wjt, Jan 10 2021
  

       Right? Union disputes and covid and... well look at that it just trippled.   

       // Gotta clean up before you rebuild. //   

       Yes, but at least in that case it's a genuine "brownfield" site, there are grants and stuff ....   

       Oh.   

       Eeeewwwwwwww ....
8th of 7, Jan 10 2021
  
      
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