Robotic Snow Plough


Robot Snow PloughThis is some what appropriate for today (knee deep in snow here), the robotic snow plough AKA Yuki-taro.

Yuki-taro may look like one of Bob the Builder’s friends but he’s (or should that be it) one high tech piece of machinery. By using a GPS system and video camera eyes Yuki-taro is able to find snow, suck it up and compress it into blocks for easy storage, these are then expelled out of the back, so he craps blocks of snow so to speak.

Yuki-taro is a working concept at the moment and won an award in the recent Good Design Contest . The robotic snow plough is planned for commercial release in the next five years.

Source: Pink Tentacle

3 reviews or comments

zippyflounder Says: March 1, 2007 at 2:44 pm

so what poor soul gets the job of stacking the ice cubes? It seems like a pretty poor solution over all to me.

Adrian Rusu Says: January 7, 2008 at 4:16 am

Dears sirs,
I want to buy a Yuki – taro robot .It is possible?Thanks.

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