Saturday, January 05, 2008

Yuki-taro Autonomous Snowplow/Ice Pooper Robot

The Japanese are well known for crafting useful robots to do the dirty work for humans who'd rather park it at home, and the Yuki-taro autonomous snowplow is just another example of machines taking care of the business people can't (or won't).

Enter Yuki-Taro, an autonomous snowplow that gathers up sidewalk snow and converts it into small, manageable ice blocks that it deposits behind itself as it goes.

That's right boys and girls -- it eats snow and poops ice.

Created by a consortium of private companies, municipal governments and university researchers, Yuki-taro is equipped with two video cameras in his "eyes" as well as a GPS tracking system to be completely self-guided.

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Thanks to visibleO

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