"Snow-eating" robot from Japan: the future of snow forts?

As a kid growing up in a pretty snowy area, part of the wintertime ritual was building a snow fort. Not being talented snow sculptors, one year my friends and I decided to make "bricks" by packing snow into recycling bins, pouring cold water over it, and using the resulting molded ice bricks to construct our forts. (Being kids, our patience for this lasted all of one brick, so the forts weren't a lot to write home about)

But behold! Japan brings us the robotic answer to not just your snow shoveling woes, but snow fort brickmaking as well!

Thanks, Rex!

Advertisement

Automaton

IEEE Spectrum's award-winning robotics blog, featuring news, articles, and videos on robots, humanoids, automation, artificial intelligence, and more.
Contact us:  e.guizzo@ieee.org

Editor
Erico Guizzo
New York, N.Y.
Senior Writer
Evan Ackerman
Berkeley, Calif.
 
Contributor
Jason Falconer
Canada
Contributor
Angelica Lim
Tokyo, Japan
 

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up for the Automaton newsletter and get biweekly updates about robotics, automation, and AI, all delivered directly to your inbox.

Advertisement