DailyDirt: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow… (Ok, Stop!)
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Maybe this past weekend was a bit snowy for you if you live on the East Coast. Shoveling your driveway, and then shoveling it again, and then digging through the big mound of snow where the street meets your driveway — fun times, for sure. If you were wondering if anyone had a robot snowblower, wonder no more.
- Here’s a remote-controlled snow blower — complete with chains on its wheels to give it a bit more traction. You still have to go out to the garage to start it, but after that, get back inside and steer from a window. And if you want something that’s more heavy duty, try this bot. [url]
- A remote-controlled snowplow isn’t quite as cool, but it’ll work when the show is manageable. This robot has six wheels and looks like it could go a few rounds on Battlebots. But if you’re going to use a plow, maybe stick a plow on an autonomous Tesla or something. [url]
- If you insist on shoveling the snow yourself because it builds character, try using an old steel coal shovel. Take it easy, too, and don’t over do it. [url]
- If you’re willing to shell out for a more professional robot, a Japanese company makes a cute yellow snow remover called Yuki-taro. It has GPS, cameras and it’s self-guided. Plus, it turns the snow into igloo bricks — for just about $9,000. [url]
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