DustCar Garbage Bots
The DustCar garbage bot is another in a long line of garbage collection bots that will one day give rise to Wall-E. Until that day, when the cute square bot inherits and cleans the Earth, we have this rotund garbage robot that takes instructions through a touchscreen mounted on its chest.
The robot moves on tires avoiding obstacles with its built-in recognition system that sports a laser sensor that helps it make distinctions between trash and obstruction. Equipped with a GPS system, the robot takes SMS alerts for chores and can travel up to 16k /h to 24 km/h, whereby it can be left loose to wander from door to door to collect almost 30kg of garbage.
Running on lithium-battery engines, the DustCart robot prototype is designed to scoop up the waste left by chronically scatterbrained citizens, but it goes just a wee bit further. Equipped with on-board sensors, it can measure atmospheric pollutants like sulfur oxide, benzene, ozone, and nitrogen oxide. Capable of sweeping through main streets and the narrow back alleys that conventional garbage trucks have trouble navigating,