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(Inventorspot)   Japan's automatic GPS-guided robot snowplow shiats snow bricks, just like Sarah Connor will when it finds her   (inventorspot.com) divider line 25
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2013-02-11 07:53:09 AM
How long till its doing that with human bodies?
 
2013-02-11 07:57:25 AM
I'd like to see that bot choke on the three feet of plowed crud at the end of my driveway.
 
2013-02-11 07:59:52 AM
God d@mn it, I want one of those! Stupid investors.
 
2013-02-11 08:12:22 AM
It reportedly makes a sound that is best described as: "E-e-e-e-e-ve..."
 
2013-02-11 08:23:17 AM
Definite HOTY contender.  Bravissimo.
 
2013-02-11 08:40:10 AM
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2013-02-11 08:40:50 AM
Think of the igloos you could build with that thing.
 
2013-02-11 08:52:47 AM
Of course it has a face
 
2013-02-11 08:57:06 AM
Would be nice if they can large scale that into plow trucks so you don't have to get plowed in all the time.
 
2013-02-11 09:18:04 AM
weburbanist.com

/Son I am disappoint
 
2013-02-11 09:18:45 AM

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Of course it has a face


That's what I thought too.  It's like Japan is actively trying to live up to its stereotypes.
 
2013-02-11 09:21:03 AM
Isn't civilian GPS only accurate to within like a meter and a half? Wouldn't you want an automatic plow to be more accurate than that? I mean a meter and a half is the difference between driveway/parking lot and street/lawn?
 
2013-02-11 09:21:10 AM
Can they kinda butch it up for the North American market? The kids in my hood would declare my sidewalk "gay" if I used it with its present paint-job.
 
2013-02-11 09:43:53 AM

Egoy3k: Isn't civilian GPS only accurate to within like a meter and a half? Wouldn't you want an automatic plow to be more accurate than that? I mean a meter and a half is the difference between driveway/parking lot and street/lawn?


Well if you add to it some type of surface detection it could Roomba the whole place.
 
2013-02-11 09:51:26 AM

MindStalker: Egoy3k: Isn't civilian GPS only accurate to within like a meter and a half? Wouldn't you want an automatic plow to be more accurate than that? I mean a meter and a half is the difference between driveway/parking lot and street/lawn?

Well if you add to it some type of surface detection it could Roomba the whole place.


I wonder if you can program "walls" with it using it's own onboard GPS similiar to the roomba.
 
2013-02-11 09:52:55 AM
That's exactly what I imagined a robotic snowplow from Japan to look like.
 
2013-02-11 10:15:02 AM
debut 2005?

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2013-02-11 10:32:28 AM

cgraves67: That's exactly what I imagined a robotic snowplow from Japan to look like.


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2013-02-11 11:00:43 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Definite HOTY contender.  Bravissimo.


Not sure if serious or subby.
Submitters who use that tired headline meme should be banned and then crotch punched until they die.
 
2013-02-11 11:04:29 AM
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2013-02-11 12:44:51 PM

WordsnCollision: [weburbanist.com image 468x370]

/Son I am disappoint


I am suddenly filled with a desire to see that thing slam into something at 80mph. Perhaps a buffalo, or small automobile?
 
2013-02-11 02:01:10 PM
I was going to mention that it had some cutesy face - how typically Japan - but it's already been covered.
 
2013-02-11 02:39:54 PM
So what does it do with it's crap?  Drop it out the back?  Build igloos?
 
2013-02-11 02:56:26 PM
 
2013-02-11 03:15:50 PM
e.cityweekly.net

/unimpressed
 
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