Here Comes The Slugbot

from the watch-out-slugs dept

Wired has an article about some researchers who have created the Slugbot, a totally autonomous robot that will roam around farms and pick up slugs to keep them away from the plants. It's not exactly ready for commercial production just yet. They say the biggest problem they have is keeping slugs from crawling back out of the container once the slugbot has dumped them in. Maybe if they combined that with the slug eating robot we posted about last year, it would solve that problem and give the robots a new source of energy.

Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here
Get Techdirt’s Daily Email
Save me a cookie
  • Note: A CRLF will be replaced by a break tag (<br>), all other allowable HTML will remain intact
  • Allowed HTML Tags: <b> <i> <a> <em> <br> <strong> <blockquote> <hr> <tt>
Follow Techdirt
Advertisement
Essential Reading
Techdirt Reading List
Techdirt Insider Chat
Advertisement
Recent Stories
Advertisement
Support Techdirt - Get Great Stuff!

Close

Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.