Google is working on a marble floor cleaning service that could cut down on the time it takes for toilets to flush, it has claimed.
The company is exploring using a special device that uses magnets to grab marble from the floor and push it onto a conveyor belt.
It is hoped the service could reduce the amount of time people spend cleaning the toilet.
It comes after an outcry over a similar service that took place in an American hospital in 2013.
Google is testing the idea of a Marble Cleaning Service in Mumbai, India, where there are more than 3 million residents, said Anupam Agarwal, senior vice president of Google India.
“We’ve been testing it for a few months, and we are testing it with some people in the US and other countries,” Mr Agarwa said.
He declined to elaborate on what might be involved in the test.
Marble Cleaners have also been tested in the UK and the Netherlands.
“The marble floor is soft, it is clean, it can be cleaned in a short amount of space,” Mr Mahesh Mehta, head of product management at Google India, told Reuters.
“So if you have a marble shower, and you have some cleaning done, then it is not a big problem for us.”
Google is in the process of testing a new marble flooring product, dubbed “Tango,” to remove the need for users to use a vacuum cleaner.
The service is due to launch this year.
“Tengu” means “tough one” in Latin, and it is a marble cleaning service developed by London-based company Luxury Marble.
Mr Maesh said Marble Cleaner’s service would be similar to other marble cleaning products, but would not reveal details.
“They’re going to use the technology that’s already there, like the magnet system that we’re developing,” he said.
The Marble Clean service is expected to be available for around a year.