|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.