Jan 3 2008Japanese Robot Turns Snow To Bricks Of Ice


Yuki-taro is a Japanese robot that runs down the street taking in snow and turning it into bricks of ice that he stacks on a shelf behind him. He's loaded with two video cameras and a GPS tracking system to help insure he doesn't make ice blocks out of any homeless that may be sleeping in the snowbank he's working on. No word on what the Japanese use the ice blocks for, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say for a sweet ice-domino knock-down. Because that's the only thing that makes sense. Oh, and this was on Foxnews with the title 'Robot Eats Snow, Poops Out Bricks of Ice'. I mean, wtf? Where the hell is Fox's journalistic integrity? Who uses 'poops out' in the title of a serious news story about a robot? Next on Foxnews: Man snarfs world's largest burger, totally blows chunks and still manages to take record-breaking crapola.

Japanese Robot Eats Snow, Poops Out Bricks of Ice [foxnews]

A big thanks to Brytne, who gets two thumbs up, for the tip

Related Stories
Reader Comments

only in japan..........

what happens when it's made too many cubes to carry :/

I want one!

Also, where's the video of this thing in action? How long does it take to eat, digest and poop out an ice brick?

It also works great for packaging and transporting narcotics. The more you know.

Fox news has some of the best headlines around. One example (I swear I didn't make this up): "Tonight, why finding a human foot in the Connecticut River isn't unusual. More at 10."

Why do the Japs have to make everything with a face on it? They have like 1000 people per sq ft. Are they that lonely.

#5...because they're Japanese. So I guess this is one of the few devices who can "shit a brick" :p

I thought the same as #3, making "bricks" of blow or something. Or maybe ice sculptures (houses, etc.)

Post a Comment

Please keep your comments relevant to the post. Inappropriate or promotional comments may be removed. Email addresses are required to confirm comments but will never be displayed. To create a link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments.