A Japanese homebuilding company has invented a self-cleaning litter tray which eliminates the need for owners to manually scoop out pet faeces.
At a time when retailers such as JB Hi-Fi are focussing on building pet tech portfolios, Daiwa House Industry has knocked out of the park with this smart kitty litter.
The all-in-one station detects when a cat has left the litter box and automatically washes it off.
It also uses a fan-powered deodorizing feature that purifies the air with photocatalyst technology.
The lower part of the unit is the litter tray with a sensor, while the top is a washing station with a basin.
The product is named Nekolet, which is Japanese for cat, and is built quite large at 98cmx110cmx59cm.
It is priced at 363,000 yen (A$4600) and can be built into a new home or through renovation.
The Nekolet is only available in Japan right now, however pet tech is an emerging market in Australia.
JB Hi-Fi sells a large range of more affordable pet technology, including dog trackers, pet cameras, smart balls and smart food dishes.