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01-02-08, 12:46 PM #1
What's cute, yellow, eats snow and poops out bricks of ice?
Meet Yuki-taro, a Japanese robot built to quickly clear roads after heavy snows.
The cute little guy, about 5 feet long and 2 and a half feet high, simply plows into snowbanks, taking in the white stuff, compressing it and neatly stacking it in two-foot-long bricks on his rear bed.
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.
The prototype has already won a design award, and doctored photos of it modified to look like the popular Pokemon character Pikachu have popped up online.
01-02-08, 02:08 PM #2
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01-02-08, 03:05 PM #3
Hell, I can beat that. I can turn snow yellow and leave my name written in it.
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01-02-08, 03:27 PM #4
Your little robot has taken off! Where did it go?Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
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01-02-08, 05:07 PM #5
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01-02-08, 08:19 PM #6
It's not like I live in the great white north that is Canada, but that thing wouldn't last a typical winter here.
The last snow storm we had (about a week and a half ago) the snow had drifted and blown up to the side mirros on my truck.No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
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