Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pokenmon snow blower

Who can say no to a fuzzy rodent cleaning your driveway of snow?  I probably wouldn't.  Common, it's doing the work for you! What's not to love.  The thing is called Yuki-taro, and it was developed in Japan ( I bet you guess that one already...) by a team of researchers.  It's an autonomous robot that looks like a Pokemon...

"Yuki-taro is the result of nearly seven years of work by researchers from the Niigata Industrial Creation Organization (NICO), Research and Development, Inc. (RDI), Niigata Institute of Technology, Yamagata University and the Industrial Research Institute of Niigata Prefecture (IRI), who set out to design an environmentally-friendly robot that can operate by itself and support the elderly. In 2006, Yuki-taro received a Good Design Award in the small-to-medium sized enterprise category."

From pinktentacle.com

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