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spic0m

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Street cleaning bot
« on: June 01, 2009, 22:16:19 PM »
And the name of it, Dustbot!
You can call it from your mobile and the small "garbage truck" :) will come to your door eagering to take the wastes, you can even choose the type of garbage, glass, plastic, etc. etc.
The Italian designers say it's a solution for cities with small roads, like historic cities, where the usual truck won't fit.





source: BBC

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Re: Street cleaning bot
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 22:35:16 PM »
Despite the fact that this would be - or never be a popular bot, take a look at them! They are Italians! It could be that this robot would hardly work, would always break, would never put the garbage in the right place but hey! Its polished, it's round, it has eyes on it! It has the italian temperament! Reminds me of those Alpha romeos... :D you know what i mean.

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Re: Street cleaning bot
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009, 22:44:29 PM »
Lol, it doesn't matter, maybe someone else pick the project.  :D

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Re: Street cleaning bot
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2009, 23:10:32 PM »
Now, imagine this bot made in Germany... It would happen as follows:
The bot would be huge, and would weight 2 tons. It would be connected with minimum 20 satellites every second for precise time keeping, location and other useful (or not so useful) data. It would need a hell of power which would be delivered from sources like sun, air, hybrid technology when going down the road or braking, cold garbage fusion and stuff like that. There would be special schools where people should go train themselves in order to be able to call and/or use those bots. Minimum 3 weeks of training required, 5 days per week, from 8:00 to 16:00, coffee break at 9:00, Malzeit at 12:00...
The outlook of the robot would be awful. it would look more like a Panzer rather than a commercial robot. It would have menus mainly in German. After 10 versions it would have also in English. After 40 versions it would have the language of the buyers but the translation would be so bad, that no one would understand what it tries to tell...
The robot would have 10 PCs to run instead of one that would really need. Those PCs would be Pentium 2 @450, because they never failed. There would be some speed problems (or more classic win-problems) with the Windows embedded system that would carry, but hey! It works!!! No need to change it.
It would NEVER fail. No matter the weather conditions, no matter the vandal use, no matter what, it would just go on working and working. But the day that it would fail, disaster! 20 German programmers would start debugging the software. Another 30 technicians would get the parts under microscope to see why this piece of iron failed. 40 or more electricians would start re-designing the heavy electric diagram with thicker aluminum wires, 2 press representatives would try to explain what happened and another 140 workers would have already be fired from the company.


But just for fun, imagine this robot made in Japan...
It would be minimal, less than 30 kilos weight, with batteries that would re charge from cosmic radiation. It would have carrying capacity 40 times their weight, although it would be never needed. It would have automatic garbage collectors to separate each type (aluminum cans, organic matter, plastic, glass etc) automatically. When it would reach the final disposal places, the garbage would have already be re-cycled!
The outlook would be Anime-style, male and female. It would walk normally, speak normally, even dance normally, and would amuse people on the street when was not needed.
It would really never break. Each robot would have the signature of the creator, the name and ID number. If for any reason (most unlikely) a robot would fail, all the other roots from this series would be withdrawn for further investigation, the owners would get new robots, and the creator would have commit suicide using a Katana sword because he would not stand the disgrace...





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Re: Street cleaning bot
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009, 23:10:51 PM »
my god what am i writing anyways.....  :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\

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Re: Street cleaning bot
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2009, 23:17:25 PM »
Lol, indeed.
But i like the Japanese version though!

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Re: Street cleaning bot
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2009, 22:47:49 PM »
hahahahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahahahhahahaha  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D